List of Threatened Fishes reported from Iran (Islamic Republic of)
n = 43
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Note: The IUCN RedList threat category, as used here, is for the species as a whole, not necessarily for the population(s) in this country.

Table 1: 42 species currently present in the country/island (endemic, native, introduced, reintroduced);
Table 2: 1 species possibly present in the country/island (stray, questionable);
Table 3: 0 species demonstrated to be absent in the country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: 43 species reported from the country/island altogether.
Table 1: 42 species currently present in the country/island.
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Family Species FishBase name Threat Category Occurrence
Acipenseridae Acipenser gueldenstaedtiiDanube sturgeon  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Acipenseridae Acipenser nudiventrisFringebarbel sturgeon  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Acipenseridae Acipenser persicusPersian sturgeon  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Acipenseridae Acipenser ruthenusSterlet sturgeon  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Acipenseridae Acipenser stellatusStarry sturgeon  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus maculatusMottled eagle ray  Endangered (EN) native 
Myliobatidae Aetomylaeus nichofiiBanded eagle ray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Alopiidae Alopias pelagicusPelagic thresher  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Clupeidae Alosa immaculataPontic shad  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Arabibarbus grypusShabout  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Capoeta barroisiTigris barb  Endangered (EN) native 
Cyprinidae Carasobarbus kosswigiKosswig’s barb  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Carcharhinidae Carcharhinus plumbeusSandbar shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Hemigaleidae Chaenogaleus macrostomaHooktooth shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cobitidae Cobitis turcicaTurkish spined loach  Endangered (EN) native 
Nemacheilidae Eidinemacheilus smithiBlind loach  Vulnerable (VU) endemic 
Sphyrnidae Eusphyra blochiiWinghead shark  Endangered (EN) native 
Cyprinidae Garra typhlopsIran cave barb  Vulnerable (VU) endemic 
Cyprinidae Garra widdowsoniIraq blind barb  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Hemigaleidae Hemipristis elongataSnaggletooth shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Dasyatidae Himantura uarnakHoneycomb stingray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Acipenseridae Huso husoBeluga  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Lamnidae Isurus oxyrinchusShortfin mako  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Luciobarbus brachycephalusAral barbel  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Luciobarbus capitoBulatmai barbel  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Luciobarbus esocinusMangar  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Luciobarbus subquincunciatusMesopotamian barbel  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Cyprinidae Luciobarbus xanthopterusYellowfin barbell  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Cyprinidae Mesopotamichthys sharpeyi  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Molidae Mola molaOcean sunfish  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Ginglymostomatidae Nebrius ferrugineusTawny nurse shark  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Blenniidae Omobranchus mekranensisMekran blenny  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Nemacheilidae Oxynoemacheilus tigrisTigris loach  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Pristidae Pristis zijsronLongcomb sawfish  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Cyprinidae Pseudophoxinus atropatenusShirvan roachling  Critically Endangered (CR) native 
Rhincodontidae Rhincodon typusWhale shark  Endangered (EN) native 
Myliobatidae Rhinoptera javanicaFlapnose ray  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Rhinidae Rhynchobatus djiddensisGiant guitarfish  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Rhinidae Rhynchobatus laevisSmoothnose wedgefish  Vulnerable (VU) native 
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna lewiniScalloped hammerhead  Endangered (EN) native 
Sphyrnidae Sphyrna mokarranGreat hammerhead  Endangered (EN) native 
Stegostomatidae Stegostoma fasciatumZebra shark  Endangered (EN) native 
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