Sarkhia sarabensis, Glöer & Pešić, 2012

Gloeer, Peter & Pesic, Vladimir, 2012, The freshwater snails (Gastropoda) of Iran, with descriptions of two new genera and eight new species, ZooKeys 219, pp. 11-61: 21

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Sarkhia sarabensis

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Sarkhia sarabensis   ZBK   sp. n. Fig. 11a-c View Figure 11

Type locality.

Kermanshah Province, Sarabe-Sahne (= Sarabe - bede - Sarkh) city, stream, 27 June 2005.


(ZMH 79374): Shell height 5.9 mm, width 2.3 mm.


(ZMH 79375): 1 specimen dissected.


Named after the region where the species was collected.


The yellowish shell is elongated conical with 6.5 whorls, which are slightly convex and separated by a deep suture. The aperture is oval with a sharp periostome, the umbilicus is closed. The surface is dull. Shell height 5.9 mm, width 2.3 mm.

Differentiating features.

The slim elongated conical shell with more than 5 whorls ( Fig. 11a View Figure 11 ) is characteristic and separates this species from Sarkhia kermanshahensis   (see below).


Iran, Kermanshah Province; only known from type locality.