عنوان مقاله [English]
The family Cyprinidae is the largest family of freshwater fishes of Iranian rivers originated from Meddle East Rivers. Garra rufa is one of nearly 100 species of Garra genus and is one of the smallest members of Cyprinidae. This study was carried out to determine the occurrence and identification of G. rufa in Zab river, West Azarbaijan of Iran during different seasons of the year 2010, capturing and sampling from different parts of Zab river using electro shocker and performing biometry. From 50 studied samples, the maximum, minimum and mean (±SD) total length were 162, 37 and 114.9±11.9 mm and the maximum, minimum and mean (±SD) weight were 58.1, 0.6 and 25.74±27.8g, respectively. The fish has health care value and it is important to maintain its stock reserves.