The new record of the spotted catfish Arius maculates (Thunberg 1792) from Persian Gulf, Iran

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2012 ‬‭Majallah-i ̒Ilmī-i Shīlāt-i Īrān  
The species Arius maculates (Thunberg 1792) (Siluriformes, Ariidae) is recorded for the first time from the muddy shores of the inter-tidal zone of Bandar Abbas, Persian Gulf, Iran in February 2011. In this study, the morphological features of Arius maculates are described. This species has previously been recorded from Gulf of Oman to Indonesia, north to Japan (locality type). This finding considerably extends our knowledge of the distribution of Arius maculates.
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