Paraschistura chrysicristinae (Nalbant, 1998)

Diyarbakır loach



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Schistura chrysicristinae Nalbant, 1998


Conservation Status

Last record: 1970's

Rediscovered in 2021

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



upper Tigris, Turkey


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nalbant, T. T. (1998). The presence of the genus Schistura (Pisces: Ostariophysi: Nemacheilidae) in Tigris drainage, western Asia. The description of a new species. Travaux du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle “Grigore Antipa” 40: 371-375.


Other references:

Freyhof, J. (2014). Paraschistura chrysicristinae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19889076A19967270. Downloaded on 20 December 2015.

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.

Kottelat, M. (2012). Conspectus Cobitidum: An inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 26: 1-199.


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