Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: saadii: Named for Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, Saadii Shirazi (Persian) better known by his pen-name as Sa’dī (Persian ) or, simply, Saadi, one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Bashar River and Gamasiab River in Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95534)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 4 - 5. This species can be diagnosed from other congeners in the Middle East by its unique color pattern consisting of 7-9 distinct dark saddles never forming a lateral stripe (vs. mottled or presence of a lateral stripe). It further differs from other species by the combination of the following characters: deeply emarginated caudal fin; distance from anus to anal-fin origin 0.4-0.5 times in the distance from pelvic-fin to anal-fin origins; and 13 fixed nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region studied (Ref. 95534).
At the type locality, the stream Tang-e-Tizab is about 20 m wide and has fast-running water and substrate consisting of coarse gravel and boulders (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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00661 (0.00308 - 0.01417), 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 (16 of 100) .