Garra hormuzensis, a new species from the upper Kol River drainage in the Persian Gulf basin (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Zootaxa. 2021 Oct 15;5052(3):380-394. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.5052.3.4.


Garra hormuzensis, new species, is described from the Kol River drainage. It is distinguished from its congeners in the Iranian part of the Persian Gulf basin by having 7 branched dorsal-fin rays, usually 9+8 branched caudal-fin rays, the breast, belly and back in front of the dorsal-fin origin covered by scales, and a free lateral and posterior margins of the gular disc. It is further characterised by having a minimum K2P distance of 1.16% to G. mondica in the mtDNA COI barcode region.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cyprinidae* / genetics
  • DNA, Mitochondrial
  • Indian Ocean
  • Rivers*


  • DNA, Mitochondrial