Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335); razii: Named for Abū Bakr Muhammad ibn Zakariyyā al-Rāzī, a Persian polymath, physician, alchemist, and philosopher, for his important contributions in the history of medicine. He also discovered numerous
compounds including Ethanol.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: many rivers and streams of the southern Caspian Sea basin in Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116760)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Capoeta razii differs from its congeners in Iran by a following combination of characters, none of them unique: one pair of barbels; pre-dorsal length equal to postdorsal length; maxillary barbel slightly smaller than eye’s horizontal diameter and reach to posterior margin of orbit; intranasal length slightly shorter than snout length; 46-54 lateral line scales, 7-9 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line, and 6-7 scales between anal-fin origin and lateral line (Ref.
Inhabits rivers and streams. Occurs together with other fishes such as Poticola iranicus, Alburnoides taberstanensis, Alburnus chalcoides, Barbus cyri, Squalius turcicus, Luciobarbus capito, L. mursa, Cobitis faridpaki in the type locality, Kheyroud River, Caspian Sea basin. The type locality has medium to fast current, river width between 3-14 m, maximum depth of about one meter, stream bed composed of cobbles and gravel, and riparian vegetation consisted of deciduous forests (Ref. 116760).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., S. Eagderi, H.R. Ghanavi and I. Doadrio, 2017. A new species of the genus Capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 from the Caspian Sea basin in Iran (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). ZooKeys 682:137-155. (Ref. 116760)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00528 - 0.02384), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .