Caecocypris basimi Banister & Bunni, 1980

Haditha cavefish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1983

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Near Haditha, Iraq (western)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Banister, K. E. and Bunni, M. K. (1980). A new blind cyprinid fish from Iraq. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology 38(3): 151-158.


Other references:

Coad, Brian W. (2010). Freshwater fishes of Iraq. Sofia-Moscow: Pensoft. 294 pp.

Freyhof, J. (2014). Caecocypris basimi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ( Downloaded on 09 July 2014.

Jörg Freyhof, F. Güler Ekmekçi, Atheer Ali, Najim R. Khamees, Müfit Özuluğ, Nashat Hamidan, Fahrettin Küçük and Kevin G. Smith. (2014). Freshwater Fishes, pp. 19-42. In: Smith, K. G., Barrios, V., Darwall, W. R. T. and Numa, C. (eds.). The Status and Distribution of Freshwater Biodiversity in the Eastern Mediterranean. Cambridge, UK, Malaga, Spain and Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. xiv + 132 pp.


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