Two rare fish species on the verge of extinction

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
29 December 2006, at 12:00am

IRAN - Two rare species of fish formerly abundant in Irans Gamasyab River, flowing from the northern part of the Zagros Mountains, west of Iran, are on the verge of extinction now.

Rapid development and industrialization in particular, pollution, overfishing, dam building, aquaculture, breeding and introduction of non-indigenous species of fish has lead to disappearance of two major species of fish unique to Gamasyab River, Shirbot and Soleymani fish, the Persian service of IRNA said.

Source: IranMania