Hamed Mousavi-Sabet
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Resources
Department: Fisheries Department
University of Guilan
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Hamed Mousavi-Sabet
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Assistant Prof.


Faculty of Natural Resources


Fisheries Department

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• 2011-Present: Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Guilan, Guilan, Iran. Assistant Professor; Fisheries Department.


• 2011-2012: Faculty of sciences, Ankara University, Ankara, Turkey.


Post doctoral research course; Freshwater Ichthyology (Cobitidae and Gobiidae families).


• 2010-2011: Biology Faculty, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey. Visiting Scholar; Fish Biology program.


• 2005-2007: Islamic Azad University, Mazandaran, Iran. Laboratory Teacher; Department of Fisheries .




Professional Societies


European Aquaculture Society

Iranian Ichthyology Society

Iranian Biotechnology Society

Iranian Aquaculture Society

Iranian Biology Society

• Ph.D: 2007-2011. Fisheries (Freshwater Fish Biology). Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Thesis title: Study on Some Biological Factors of the Spined Loach Cobitis sp. in the Talar, Syahrud and Babolrud Rivers in North of Iran (South of Caspian Sea basin


• M.Sc: 2005-2007. Natural Resources Engineering-Fisheries. Islamic Azad University, Guilan, Iran.

Thesis title: Comparison Study on Masculinization of Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) and Convict Cichlid (Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum) with Oral Treatment of 17Alpha Methyl Testosterone.


• B.Sc: 2001-2005. Natural Resources Engineering-Fisheries. Islamic Azad University, Mazandaran, Iran.

 Thesis title: Reproductive Behaviors of Siamese Fighting Fish Betta splendens in Aquarium.



Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2015). The Principles in Aquaculture Nutrition. Aiij, 408 pages. ISBN: 978-964-970-474-6.


Mousavi-Sabet H. & Moradkhani Z. (2009). Aquarium & Atlas of Saltwater Fishes. NoAvar pub. 504 pages. ISBN: 978-964-2804-98-6.


Arjini M. & Mousavi-Sabet H. (2008). Ornamental Fishes- Characidae Family. Berahmand pub. 120 pages. ISBN: 978-964-6908-73-4.


Mousavi-Sabet H. (2007). The Principles of Fish Nutrition. NegareNoor pub. 486 pages. ISBN: 964-96273-9-1.


Mousavi-Sabet H. (2005). Ornamental Fishes- Anabantidae Family. NegareNoor pub. 144pages. ISBN: 964-96273-5-9.





H MOUSAVI-SABET, S VATANDOUST, H R ESMAEILI, M F. GEIGER, J FREYHOF. 2015. Cobitis avicennae, a new species of spined loach from the Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Cobitidae). Zootaxa 3914 (5): 558–568


Mousavi-Sabet, H., A. Heidari & H. Fekrandish (2015). Population structure, length-weight and length-length relationships of six populations of the Bartail Flathead Platycephalus indicus (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) along the Persian Gulf coastal waters. Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(1): 6810–6814


Mousavi-Sabet H., Azimi H., Eagderi S., Bozorgi S., Mahallatipour B., 2014 Growth and morphological development of guppy Poecilia reticulata (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) larvae. Poec Res 4(1):24-30.


HR Esmaeili, H Mousavi-Sabet, G Sayyadzadeh, S Vatandoust, J Freyhof. 2014. Paracobitis atrakensis, a new species of crested loach from northeastern Iran (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 25(3): 237-242


Mousavi-Sabet H., Eagderi S., 2014 First record of Poecilia reticulata Peters, 1859 (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae) from natural freshwaters of Iran. Poec Res 4(1):19-23.


P MAFAKHERI, S EAGDERI, H FARAHMAND, H MOUSAVII-SABET. 2014. Osteological structure of Kiabi loach, Oxynoemacheilus kiabii Actinopterygii: Nemacheilidae). Iran. J. Ichthyol.1(3): 197–205


H Mousavi-Sabet, A Gharaei, A Nasrollahzade, A Habibi, S Eagderi. 2014. Redescription of Paracobitis rhadinaea (Regan, 1906) from Sistan Basin, Iran (Teleostei: Nemacheiliidae). International Journal of Aquatic Biology 2 (5), 286-291


S Paknejad, A Heidari, H Mousavi-Sabet. 2014. Morphological variation of shad fish Alosa brashnicowi (Teleostei, Clupeidae) populations along the southern Caspian Sea coasts, using a truss system. International Journal of Aquatic Biology 2 (6), 330-336


A HEIDARI, M KHOSHKHOLGH, H MOUSAVI-SABET. 2014. Tracing the effects of Sefidrud dams on Capoeta gracilis (Cyprinidae) populations using Truss distances in southern Caspian Sea basin. Iran. J. Ichthyol., 1(2): 106–113


P Jalili, S Eagderi, H Mousavi-Sabet. 2014. Description of skeletal structure and cranial myology of Cobitis keyvani (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). International Journal of Aquatic Biology 2 (6), 337-345


S Kohestan-Eskandari, H Anvarifar, H Mousavi-Sabet, M Yousefi, M Khanzade. 2014. A morphology-based hypothesis for homeward migration success and population differentiation in the anadromous kutum Rutilus kutum (Pisces: Cyprinidae) along the southern Caspian Sea, Iran. Folia Zoologica 63 (3), 151-160


Faghani-Langroudi H., Esmailpour-Chokami H., Rohani-Rad M., Mousavi-Sabet H., 2014 Sex reversal, mortality rate and growth performance of platy Xiphophorus variatus (Poeciliidae) treated by methyltestosterone. Poec Res 4(1):6-12.


Faghani-Langroudi H., Esmailpour-Chokami H., Eslamkhah-Taghizad M. M., Rohani-Rad M., Mousavi-Sabet H., 2014 Lenght-weight and lenght-lenght relationships of Cyprinion macrostomum from Tigris River drainage. AACL Bioflux 7(4):235-240.


Mousavi-Sabet H., Khataminejad S., Vatandoust S. 2014. Length–weight and length–length relations of the seven endemic Alburnus species (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in Iran. Acta Ichthyol Piscat. 44 (2): 157–158..


Vatandoust, S., Abdoli, A., Anvarifar, H., Mousavi-Sabet, H., 2014. Morphometric and meristic characteristics and morphological differentiation among five populations of Brown Trout Salmo trutta fario (Pisces: Salmonidae) along the southern Caspian Sea basin. European Journal of Zoological Research, 3(2): 56-65.


Anvarifar, H., Mousavi-Sabet, H., Satari, M., Vatandoust, S., Khiabani, A., AnvariFar, H., 2014. Occurrence and intensity of Tracheliastespolycolpus on Capoetacapoetagracilis (Pisces: Cyprinidae) in Tajan River from the Southeast of the Caspian Sea European Journal of Zoological Research, 3(2): 103-107.


Vatandoust, S., Nejati, M., Anvarifar, H., Mousavi-Sabet, H., 2014. Morphological Differentiation of Vimba persa (Pisces: Cyprinidae) along the southern Caspian Sea Basin, Iran. European Journal of Zoological Research, 3(2): 94-102


Vatandoust, S., Joladeh Roudbar, A., Mousavi-Sabet, H., 2014. First record of the loach fish Paracobitis cf. malapterura in the Kavir basin, northern Iran. International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 2(1): 27-28


Khataminejad, S., Mousavi-Sabet, H., Sattari, M., Vatandoust, S., Eagderi, S. (2013). A comparative study on body shape of the genus Alburnus (Rafinesque, 1820) in Iran, using geometric morphometric analysis. Caspian J. Env. Sci. 11 (2): 205-215.


Kohestan-Eskandari, S., AnvariFar, H., Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2013). Detection of Morphometric Differentiation of Liza aurata (Pisces: Mugilidae) in Southeastern of the Caspian Sea, Iran. Our Nature 11 (2): 126-137


Mousavi-Sabet, H., AnvariFar, H. (2013). Landmark-based morphometric variation between Cobitis keyvani and Cobitis faridpaki (Pisces: Cobitidae), with new habitat for C. faridpaki in the southern Caspian Sea basin. Folia Zoologica. 62 (3): 167–175


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Sattari, M. (2013). FIRST REPORT OF Neoechinorhynchus rutili IN Cobitis faridpaki (COBITIDAE), FROM THE SOUTHERN CASPIAN SEA BASIN. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 71 (3): 97-110


Habibi, A., Mousavi-Sabet, H., Khoshkholgh, M., Reza Esmaeili, H. (2013). DISTRIBUTION AND STATUS OF SPINED LOACH POPULATIONS (ACTINOPETRIGII: COBITIDAE) ALONG THE SOUTHERN CASPIAN SEA BASIN. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 71 (3): 110-131


Heidari A., Mousavi-Sabet H., Khoshkholgh M., Esmaeili H.R., Eagderi S. (2013) The impact of Manjil and Tarik dams (Sefidroud River, southern Caspian Sea basin) on morphological traits of Siah Mahi Capoeta gracilis (Pisces: Cyprinidae). International Journal of Aquatic Biology 1(4): 195-201


Mousavi-Sabet H., Seyyedi M. (2013). Keeping, breeding and culture of Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris) in aquarium. Aquariumwereld 66 (7-8), 220-227


Mousavi-Sabet H., Ghasemnezhad H., Petrescu-Mag I. V. (2013) Effects of diet containing enriched Artemia with unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin C on growth, survival and stress resistance of swordtail Xiphophorus hellerii fry. Poeciliid Research 3(1):14-21


Mousavi-Sabet H., Ghasemnezhad H. (2013) Masculinization, mortality and growth rates of swordtail Xiphophorus hellerii (Poeciliidae) affected by methyltestosterone. Poeciliid Research 3(1):7-13


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Habibi, A., Bagherpur O. (2013). Studies on Length-weight and Length-length Relationships, Relative Condition Factor and Fulton’s Condition Factor of Hemiculter leucisculus (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from the Southwestern Caspian Sea Basin. Our Nature, 11 (1): 25-30


Haghighi, E., Sattari, M., Dorafshan, S., Keyvani, Y., Khoshkholgh, M.R., Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2013). Morphological comparison between two populations of Alburnoides eichwaldii from Karganroud and Chalus rivers, using truss network system. Journal of Applied Ichthylogical Research. 1 (1): 41-52.


H. Homayuni , M. Marjani, H. Mousavi-Sabet (2013). Morphological Characteristics of Otoliths for Dussumieria acuta and Dussumieria elopsoides (Pisces: Clupeidae) from the Northern Oman Sea. Zoological Science, 30(6):469-474.


H. Mousavi-Sabet, A. Gharaei, M. Ghaffari (2013). Threatened fishes of the world: Paracobitis rhadinaeus (Regan, 1906) (NEMACHEILIDAE). Croatian Journal of Fisheries [Ribarstvo]. 70 (2): 37-41.


S. Khataminejad, H. Mousavi-Sabet, M. Sattari1, S. Vatandoust (2013) First record of Alburnus atropatenae (berg, 1925) (cyprinidae) in namak basin, central Iran. Croatian Journal of Fisheries [Ribarstvo]. 70 (2): 37-41.


Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2013). The Iran"s blind cavefish Iranocypris typhlops. Aquariumwereld 66 (2), 34-39


S. Ahmadi1, M. Khodadadi, A. Salehi-Farsani, B. Samadi-Kuchaksaraei, H. Mousavi-Sabet (2013). Morphological development and growth of Bunni, Mesopotamichthys sharpeyi (Günther, 1874), larvae reared in the laboratory. Aqua 19 (2): 99-108.


Norousta R., Mousavi-Sabet H., (2013) Comparative characterization of blood cells and hematological parameters between the mature and immature Caspian Vimba, Vimba vimba persa (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation [AACL] 6(3):232-240.


Homayuni H., Marjani M., Mousavi-Sabet H., (2013) Descriptive key to the otoliths of three Sardinella species (Pisces, Clupeidae) from the northern Oman Sea. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation [AACL] 6(3):211-221.


Mousavi-Sabet H., Abdollahpour S., Salehi-Farsani A., Vatandoust S., Langroudi H. F., Jamalzade H. R., Nasrollahzadeh A., (2013) Length-weight and length-length relationships and condition factor of Alburnus mossulensis from the Persian Gulf basin. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation [AACL] 6(4):297-302.


Mousavi-Sabet H., Langroudi H. F., RohaniRad M. (2012) Sex reversal, mortality rate and growth of guppy (Poecilia reticulata) affected by 17 alpha methyltestosterone. Poeciliid Research 2(1), 1-8.


Rashidi, Z., Khara, H. & Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2012) Hematological Profile of the Mature Rutilus frisii kutum (Cyprinidae) Migrated to the Tajan River in the Southern Caspian Sea. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences 4 (6), 665-671.


Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2012). Biology of the southern Caspian Spined Loach and it’s keeping in aquarium. Aquariumwereld 65 (9), 234-241.


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Kamali, A., Soltani, M., Bani, A. & Rostami, H. (2012). Age, sex ratio, spawning season, gonadosomatic index, and fecundity of Cobitis faridpaki (Actinopterygii, Cobitidae) from the Siahrud River in the southeastern Caspian Sea basin. Caspian Journal of Environmental Science 10 (1), 15-23.


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Kamali, A., Soltani, M., Bani, A., Esmaeili, H.R., Khoshbavar Rostami, H., Vatandoust, S. & Moradkhani, Z. (2012) Reproductive biology of Cobitis keyvani (COBITIDAE) from the Talar River in South of the Caspian Sea Basin. Iranian Journal of fisheries Sciences 11 (2), 383-393.


Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2012). Iranian Cichlid (Iranocichla hormuzensis), a new interesting aquarium fish. Aquariumwereld 65 (1), 4-12.


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Yerli, S.V., Vatandoust, S., Ozeren, S.C. & Moradkhani, Z. (2012) Cobitis keyvani sp. nova—a New Species of Spined-loach from South of the Caspian Sea Basin (Teleostei: Cobitidae). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 12, 3576-13


Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2011). A Review on Biodiversity of Reef Fishes in the Persian Gulf. Aquariumwereld 64 (9), 264-274.


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Vasil"eva, E.D., Vatandoust, S. & Vasil"ev, V.P. (2011) Cobitis faridpaki sp. Nova- a New Spined Loach Species (Cobitidae) from the Southern Caspian Sea Basin (Iran). Journal of Ichthyology 51(10), 925–931.


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Kamali, A., Soltani, M., Bani, A., Esmaeili, H.R., Rostami, H., Vatandoust, S. & Moradkhani, Z. (2011) Age, reproduction, and fecundity of a population of Cobitis sp. (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae) from the Babolrud River in the southern Caspian Sea basin. Acta Ichthyologica Et Piscatoria 41 (2), 117–122.


Mousavi-Sabet, H., Zamini, A., Vahabzade, H. & Moradkhani, Z. (2010) Mortality Rate of Convict Cichlid Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum and Guppy Poecilia reticulata Using of 17 Alpha-Methyl Testosterone. Sanandaj Veterinary Journal 12, 54-61.


Raiatpishe, M.K., Mojazi Amiri, B., Mousavi-Sabet, H., Moradkhani, Z. & Mohebbi, S. (2010) Effectiveness of a Gonadotropin Hormone (GnRHa) and Carp Pituitary Extract (CPE) on Spawning Success, Fecundity, Fertilization Success and Survival Rate in Goldfish Carassius auratus. Journal of Marine Science and Technology Research. Accepted.


Hosseini, M., Azari Takami, Gh., Zamini, A., Mousavi-Sabet, H. & Alam, M. (2010) Investigation of “Diatomite” Effects on Growth Performance, Survival and Body Composition in Rainbow Trout (Oncorhinchus mykiss). Journal of Fisheries. Accepted.


Ershad, H., Mousavi-Sabet, H., Flahatkar, B. & Moradkhani, Z. (2009) Effect of Diets Containing Artemia Enriched with Unsaturated Fatty Acids and Vitamin C on Brood Stock Angel fish Pterophyllum scalare Propagation. International Aquatic Research 1, 67-72.


Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2008) Marine Aquarium Setup and History in Iran. World of Aquatic organisms 10, 18-22.


Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2007) Hormonal Sex Reversal Methods in Ornamental Fishes. World of Aquatic organisms 8, 43-49.

Ornamental fishes. Department of fisheries.

Marine and lake ecology. Department of environmental science.

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