Cobitis avicennae Mousavi-Sabet et al., 2015
Type locality: Iran, Hamedan prov., Gamasiab River at Dehno, a tributary to Karkheh, 34°10’15"N, 48°21'19"E, altitude 1610 m.
Etymology: The species name avicennae is in honor of the Persian polymath Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā (Persian: Pur-e Sina [ˈpuːr ˈsiːnɑː] "son of Sina"; c. 980 – June 1037), commonly known as Ibn Sīnā or by his Latinized name Avicenna. Avicenna is regarded as the most influential polymath of the Islamic Golden Age: he wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects. His mausoleum is in Hamedan City, near the Gamasiab River where C. avicennae has been collected.