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Journal:   IRANIAN SCIENTIFIC FISHERIES JOURNAL   Winter 2004 , Volume 12 , Number 4; Page(s) 163 To 172.
 
Paper: 

IDENTIFICATION OF FISHES IN QANATS OF BIRIAND

 
 
Author(s):  MOSHKANI M.*, POURKASMANI M.
 
* College of Agriculture, Birjand University, Birjand, Iran
 
Abstract: 
In order to identify the fishes of Qanats in Birjand area located in north-east of Iran, a series of sampling were carried out during 2001-2002, with covering 44 Qanats. The samples were collected by net and after fixation in 10% formaline, they were transferred to laboratory for further precise identification.
At the end, there were found only 2 species of Capoeta fusca and Garra rossica belong to Cyprinidae family. Also, some samples were sent to Canada for attesting the identifications.
It was found that the Capoeta fusca is an endemic species and geographically is only found in eastern part of Iran.
 
Keyword(s): QANAT, CAPOETA FUSCA, GARRA ROSSICA, BIRJAND, IRAN
 
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