Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: bahaii: Named for Bahā’al-Dīn Muhammad ibn Husayn al-’Āmilī (also known as Shaykh-i Bahā’ī, Persian), a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and poet in 16th century Iran.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Zayandeh River in central Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95534)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. This species is distinguished uniquely from all congeners by the presence of a dark brown
blotch on each side of the anal-fin base (vs. absence) and the position of anal-fin origin at a vertical of the tip of the dorsal fin when adpressed to the body (vs. anal-fin origin clearly behind vertical of tip of dorsal fin). It further differs from all congeners in the Middle East except Turcinoemacheilus hafezi by the more posterior position of the anus (distance from anus to anal-fin origin 0.1-0.4 times in distance from pelvic-fin to anal-fin origins). It can be separated from all its four congeners in the Middle East by having five fixed nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region studied (Ref. 95534).
The type locality is a river with about 20 m width, substrate consisting of coarse gravel and
boulders and fast-running water (Ref. 95534).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Esmaeili, H.R., G. Sayyadzadeh, M. Özulug, M. Geiger and J. Freyhof, 2014. Three new species of Turcinoemacheilus from Iran and Turkey (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(3):257-273. (Ref. 95534)
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
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00315 - 0.01450), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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 (14 of 100) .