Capoeta saadii
  • Persian name Siyah Mahi-e-saadi
  • English name Capoeta saadii
  • Key features Elongate and usually cylindrical body; 8–9 branched dorsal-fin rays; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray weakly to moderately ossified and serrated along 1/3–2/3 of its length.
  • Conservation status Due to the wide distribution of Capoeta saadii in different basins of Iran, this species now has a good population and should be listed as LC (least concern). However, due to the recent droughts and the degradation of its habitat in Fars province, implementation of a conservation and management plan is necessary to prevent the current population decline. It is suggested that the biology and ecology of Capoeta saadii should be assessed. This has not been assessed by the IUCN so far.
  • Habitat and distribution Capoeta saadii is recorded from Tigris, Esfahan, Dasht-e Kavir, Namak Lake, Kor River, Lake Maharlu, Persian Gulf (now Persis), and Mond, Hele, Hormuz, Yazd, Dasht-e Lut, and Hamun-e Jaz Murian basins in Iran. In Fars province, it was collected from most of the basins including Kor, Maharlou, Persis (Mond and Helle) and Hormoz (kal).