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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Iranocichla
Coad, 1982

Iranocichla is a genus of fish in the family Cichlidae found in fresh and brackish waters in southern Iran.[1] They are the only cichlids native to this country.[1]


There are currently two described species in this genus, but a third population of unclear affinities is known from the Kol River drainage (between the range of the two recognized species):[1]


  1. ^ a b c Esmaeili, H.R., Sayyadzadeh, G. & Seehausen, O. (2016): Iranocichla persa, a new cichlid species from southern Iran (Teleostei, Cichlidae). ZooKeys, 636: 141–161.