Books & Papers


Published Research Papers









Moradi, N.; Shafiei, S.; Fahimi, H.; Bromand, S. (2011). Additional information on Misonne’s swollen-nose gecko, Rhinogecko misonnei de Witte, 1973 (Squamata, Geckonidae). Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 5(1): 54-60


Moradi, N.; Shafiei, S. (2011). New record of the Western Leopard Gecko, Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson & Leviton, 1966 (Sauria: Eublepharidae) from southeastern Iran. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 5(4): 88-91







Teimori, A.; Esmaeili, H.R.; Gholami, Z; Zarei, N; Reichenbacher, B. (2012). Aphanius arakensis, a new species of tooth-carp (Actinopterygii, Cyprinodontidae) from the endorheic Namak Lake basin in Iran. ZooKeys, 215: 55-76






Mirshamsi, O.; Hatami, M.; Zamani, A. (2013). New record of the Mediterranean Recluse Spider Loxosceles rufescens (Dufour, 1820) and its bite from Khorasan Province, NE Iran (Aranei: Sicariidae). Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 9(1): 83-86


Moradi, N.; Shafiei, S.; Sehhatisabet, M. (2013). The snake fauna of Khabr National Park, southeast of Iran. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 9(1): 41-56


Samiei, J.V.; Dab, K.; Ghezellou, P.; Shirvani, A. (2013). Some scleractinian corals (Scleractinia: Anthozoa) of Larak Island, Persian Gulf. Zootaxa, 3636(1): 101-143

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Zamani, A.; Rafinejad, J. (2014). First record of the Mediterranean Recluse Spider Loxosceles rufescens (Araneae: Sicariidae) from Iran. Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases, 8(2): 228-231


Zamani, A. (2014). The first record of family Segestriidae Simon, 1893 (Araneae: Dysderoidea) from Iran. Serket, 14(1): 15-18


Zamani, A. (2014). The spitting spider genus Scytodes (Araneae: Scytodidae) in Iran. Arachnologische Mitteilungen, 47: 41-44


Zamani, A.; Mirshamsi, O.; Savoji, A.; Shahi, M. (2014). Contribution to the distribution of spiders with significant medical importance ( Araneae: Loxosceles and Latrodectus) in Iran, with a new record for the country. Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 10(1): 57-66


Zamani, A.; Nikmagham, Z.; Allahdadi, M.; Ghassemzadeh, F.; Mirshamsi, O. (2014). New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae). Zoology in the Middle East, 60(4): 362-367

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Esmaeili, H.R.; Teimori, A.; Owfi, F; Khaefi, R; Abbasi, K; Coad, B.W. (2014). Alien and invasive freshwater fish species in Iran: Diversity, environmental impacts and management. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1(2): 61-72


Esmaeili, H.R.; Coad, B.W.; Mehraban, H.R.; Masoudi, M; Khaefi, R; Abbasi, K; Mostafavi, H; Vatandoust, S. (2014). An updated checklist of fishes of the Caspian Sea basin of Iran with a note on their zoogeography. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1(3): 152-184


Freyhof, J.; Esmaeili, H.R.; Sayyadzadeh, G.; Geiger. (2014). Review of the crested loaches of the genus Paracobitis from Iran and Iraq with the description of four new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25(1): 11-38


Khaefi, .R.; Esmaeili, H.R.; Zareian, H.; Babaei, S;. (2014). The first record of the redbelly tilapia, Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848), in freshwaters of Iran.Turkish Journal of Zoology, 38(1): 96-98


Namaghi, H. S.; Kaykhosravi, M.; Zamani, A. (2014). New data and records of spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) from North-Eastern Iran. Serket, 14(2): 105-110


Marusik, Y. M.; Zamani, A.; Mirshamsi, O.. ( 2014). Three new species of mygalomorph and filistatid spiders from Iran (Araneae, Cyrtaucheniidae, Nemesiidae and Filistatidae). ZooKeys, 463: 1-10


Zamani, A. ( 2014). First report of a mermithid nematode ( Enoplea: Mermithida) parasitizing the crab spider Heriaeus spinipalpus ( Araneae: Thomisidae). Acta Arachnologica, 63(2): 63-64


Shafiei, S.; Fahimi, H.; Sehhatisabet M.E.; Moradi, N. ( 2014). Rediscovery of Maynard’s longnose sand snake, Lytorhynchus maynardi, whith the geographic distribution of the genus Lytorhynchus Peters, 1863 in Iran. Zoology in the Middle East. 61(1): 32-37

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Moradi, N.; Rastegar Pouyani, N.; Rastegar Pouyani, E. ( 2014). Geographic variation in the morphology of Macrovipera lebetina (Linnaeus, 1758) (Ophidia: Viperidae) in Iran. Acta Herpetologica. 9(2): 187-202





Papers by Esmaeili, H. R; ( 2015) on Research Gate


Shahi, M.; Shahi, A.; Khademi, Z.; Zamani, A.; Nakhaii, A.R.; Rafinejad, J. ( 2015). Loxoscelism: a case report from Bandar Abbas in south of Iran. Hormozgan Medical Journal. 18(5): 467-473


Zamani, A. ( 2015). The spider collection ( Arachnida: Aranae) of the Zoological Museum of the Iranian Research Institue of Plant Protection, with new species record for Iran. Arachnologische Mitteilungen. 50: 11-18


Moradi, N.; Rastegar-Pouyani, N. ( 2015). Biological aggression of the introduced red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans ( Wied, 1939) ( Testudines: Emydidae) in Iran. Russian Journal of Herpetology. 22(2): 133-135


Marusik, Y. M; Zamani, A. ( 2015). The spider family Filistatidae ( Araneae) in Iran. ZooKeys. 516: 123-135


Malek Hosseini, M. J., Zamani, A., Sadeghi, S. (2015). A survey of cave-dwelling spider fauna of Kohgiluyeh & Boyer-Ahmad and Fars Provinces, Iran (Arachnida: Araneae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología 27: 90-94.


Marusik, Y., Zamani, A. (2015). First description of the male of Tegenaria zamanii Marusik & Omelko, 2014 from Iran (Araneae: Agelenidae). Zootaxa 4052(2): 226-228.


Marusik, Y. M., Zamani, A. (2015). Additional new species of Filistatidae (Aranei) from Iran. Arthropoda Selecta 24(4): 429-435.


Zamani, A., Mirshamsi, O., Jannesar, B., Marusik, Y. M., Esyunin, S. L. (2015). New data on the spider fauna of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae), Part II. Zoology and Ecology 25(4): 339-346.


Mirshamsi, O., Marusik, Y. M., Zamani, A., Kashefi, R., Moradmand, M. (2015). Fauna Iranica: I. Annotated checklist of the spiders of Iran (Arachnida: Araneae). Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, Supplement 1: 1-108.


Zamani, A., Rossi, A. (2015). Intraguild predation of Euscorpius concinnus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) by Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Araneae: Theridiidae). Arachnida: Rivista Aracnologica Italiana 3: 10-13.





Namaghi, H. S., Safari, A., Entezari, E., Zamani, A. (2016). New faunistic records of spiders (Araneae) from northeastern Iran. Zoology and Ecology 26: 18-21.