Leuciscus vorax (Heckel, 1843)
Tigris asp
Leuciscus vorax
photo by Hashemi, S.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  102 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 10,000.0 g; max. reported age: 24 years
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Tigris-Euphrates basin (Ref. 33304). Also recorded from the Orontes (Ref. 33550).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Record length is about 102 cm TL; 150 cm TL and 60 kg are questionable - anecdotal or unverifiable reports (Ref. 93003: http://www.fishing-worldrecords.com/scientificname/Aspius%20vorax/show).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 March 2013 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.01.00
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.02.16

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