Freshwater Fish Species in Tigris [Turkey and Iraq]

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Fish Species in Tigris

Rises in a lake in the mountains of Kurdistan, Turkey; flows SSE through Baghdad, Iraq; unites with the Euphrates in SE Iraq to form the Shatt-al-Arab. Its tributaries include the Great Zab, Little Zab, and Diyala (Ref. 6318).


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=81]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acanthobrama marmid Cyprinidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.0 native
Alburnoides bipunctatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.9 native
Alburnus akili Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Alburnus caeruleus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Alburnus heckeli Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Alburnus sellal Cyprinidae benthopelagic 16 TL 3.0 native
Ameiurus nebulosus Ictaluridae demersal 55 TL 3.4 introduced
Aphanius asquamatus Cyprinodontidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Aphanius dispar dispar Cyprinodontidae demersal 7 TL 2.0 native
Aphanius mento Cyprinodontidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Aphanius sophiae Cyprinodontidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Aphanius vladykovi Cyprinodontidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Aspius vorax Cyprinidae benthopelagic 100 TL 3.0 native
Barbus esocinus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 200 TL 2.1 native
Barbus grypus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus kersin Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus kosswigi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus lacerta cyri Cyprinidae benthopelagic 38 TL 3.0 native
Barbus luteus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus mystaceus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus pectoralis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus sharpeyi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Barbus sublimus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 endemic
Barbus subquincunciatus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barbus xanthopterus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 23 TL 3.0 native
Barilius mesopotamicus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Boleophthalmus dussumieri Gobiidae demersal 19 TL 3.0 native
Caecocypris basimi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 24 TL 3.0 native
Capoeta aculeata Cyprinidae benthopelagic 43 TL 3.0 native
Capoeta barroisi Cyprinidae benthopelagic 43 TL 3.0 native
Capoeta capoeta Cyprinidae benthopelagic 41 TL 2.8 native
Capoeta damascina Cyprinidae benthopelagic 50 TL 2.4 native
Capoeta trutta Cyprinidae benthopelagic 43 TL 3.0 native
Carassius auratus auratus Cyprinidae demersal 59 TL 2.0 native
Carcharhinus leucas Carcharhinidae demersal 350 TL 4.3 native
Chalcalburnus mossulensis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 40 TL 2.8 native
Chondrostoma regium Cyprinidae benthopelagic 28 TL 2.7 native
Cobitis elazigensis Cobitidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.5 native
Cobitis kellei Cobitidae demersal 6 TL 3.0 native
Cobitis taenia taenia Cobitidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.5 native
Ctenopharyngodon idellus Cyprinidae demersal 150 TL 2.0 introduced
Cyprinion kais Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Cyprinion macrostomus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Esox lucius Esocidae demersal 150 TL 4.5 introduced
Garra rufa Cyprinidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.0 native
Garra variabilis Cyprinidae benthopelagic 13 TL 2.1 native
Glossogobius giuris Gobiidae demersal 61 TL 4.3 native
Glyptothorax armeniacus Sisoridae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.1 native
Glyptothorax cous Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 native
Glyptothorax kurdistanicus Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 native
Glyptothorax silviae Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 endemic
Glyptothorax steindachneri Sisoridae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.1 native
Hemigrammocapoeta elegans Cyprinidae benthopelagic 12 TL 2.9 native
Heteropneustes fossilis Heteropneustidae demersal 30 TL 3.9 introduced
Iranocypris typhlops Cyprinidae benthopelagic 24 TL 3.0 endemic
Leuciscus cephalus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 60 TL 3.0 native
Leuciscus kurui Cyprinidae benthopelagic 105 TL 3.0 native
Leuciscus lepidus Cyprinidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.5 native
Liza abu Mugilidae pelagic 20 TL 2.5 native
Mastacembelus mastacembelus Mastacembelidae demersal 68 TL 2.8 native
Micropterus salmoides Centrarchidae benthopelagic 97 TL 3.8 introduced
Mugil cephalus Mugilidae benthopelagic 147 TL 2.1 native
Mystus pelusius Bagridae demersal 22 TL 3.4 native
Nemacheilus angorae Balitoridae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.6 native
Nemacheilus hamwii Balitoridae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.6 native
Oncorhynchus mykiss Salmonidae benthopelagic 120 TL 4.4 native
Oreochromis niloticus niloticus Cichlidae benthopelagic 74 TL 2.0 introduced
Orthrias frenatus Balitoridae demersal 9 TL 2.9 native
Orthrias kermanshahensis Balitoridae demersal 8 TL 2.9 native
Orthrias tigris Balitoridae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.9 native
Paracobitis smithi Balitoridae demersal 12 TL 2.8 native
Periophthalmus waltoni Gobiidae demersal 15 TL 3.0 native
Salmo trutta trutta Salmonidae pelagic 171 TL 3.3 introduced
Sander lucioperca Percidae pelagic 130 TL 4.3 introduced
Schistura bampurensis Balitoridae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.6 native
Silurus glanis Siluridae demersal 500 TL 4.4 native
Silurus triostegus Siluridae demersal 147 TL 3.1 native
Tenualosa ilisha Clupeidae pelagic 74 TL 2.0 native
Tilapia zillii Cichlidae demersal 49 TL 2.0 introduced
Turcinoemacheilus kosswigi Balitoridae benthopelagic 7 TL 2.9 native
Typhlogarra widdowsoni Cyprinidae demersal 24 TL 3.0 native
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