Alburnoides samiii

Taxonavigation: Cyprinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cyprinoidea

Familia: Cyprinidae
Subfamilia: Leuciscinae
Genus: Alburnoides
Species: Alburnoides samiii


Alburnoides samiii Mousavi-Sabet et al., 2015

  • Holotype: VMFC ALS4-H.
  • Paratypes: VMFC ALS4-P1 - ALS4-P45 (45); GUIC ALS4-P1 - ALS4-P4 (4).

Type locality: Iran, Guilan Province, upper Sefidroud River drainage, Tutkabon Stream, 36°50.756′N, 49°35.021′E.

Etymology: The species name samiii is in honor of “Professor Doctor Majid Samii” the world famous Iranian neurosurgeon and medical scientist. He is currently the President of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI), also in 2014 he was named the world top neurosurgeon garnered Golden Neuron Award by World Academy of Neurological Surgery. Professor Majid Samii born (19 June 1937) in Rasht, the capital city of Guilan Province, the region where the type locality (Sefidroud River) of the species is located.


  • Mousavi-Sabet, H., Vatandoust, S. & Doadrio, I. 2015. Review of the genus Alburnoides Jeitteles, 1861 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from Iran with description of three new species from the Caspian Sea and Kavir basins. Caspian Journal of Environmental Sciences 13(4): 293–331.PDF Reference page