Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Petroleuciscus: Named for Petru B?n?rescu, a famous freshwater ichthyologist and Petr Naseka, son of the genus author, and Leuciscus, a related genus.; esfahani: Named for the central Iranian drainage basin which is named for its principal city of Esfahan, the third largest city in Iran.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 43. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: dorsal-fin branched rays, mode of 8½; anal-fin branched rays, modally 10-11½; small scales on flank, lateral line scales 44-54 pored to the hypural fold, total 45-56; usual pharyngeal-tooth formula 2.5-4.2; total vertebrae 40-42, the abdominal + caudal vertebral formulae usually 22+19, 22+20 and 21+20 (Ref. 84539).
Construction of the dam on the Zayandeh River (where the species is known) has altered the ecology of the river system. However, its effects on the distribution and numbers of the new species is unknown. It may be relatively secure in higher tributary streams but demands on water resources from this and other rivers on the central desert plateau of Iran have increased markedly as the human population of the country has doubled in 30 years. Freshwater resources are under threat, exacerbated by droughts, and all species found in these desert or semi-desert areas are under stress (Ref. 84539),
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W. and N.G. Bogutskaya, 2010. Petroleuciscus esfahani, a new species of fish from central Iran (Actinopterygii:Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 2534:34-47. (Ref. 84539)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00393 - 0.01681), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .