Garra widdowsoni (Trewavas, 1955)
Iraq blind barb
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
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Environment:  demersal, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: Iran (Ref. 39702) and Iraq (Ref. 98824).
Biology:  Co-exists with another cave fish species, Caecocypris basimi, in a sinkhole at the Sheik Hadid Shrine (Ref. 5326).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 18 March 2013 (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 31.07.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.12.15
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 04.05.94

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