Capoeta banarescui Turan, Kottelat, Ekmekçi & Imamoglu, 2006
Banarescu’s barb
Capoeta banarescui
photo by Engin, S.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  40 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 838.0 g; max. reported age: 12 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 45-46. Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: two pairs of barbels; snout pointed; 64-77 lateral line scales; 12-14 rows of scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin, 9-11 between lateral line and anal-fin origin; 12-16 gill rakers on first gill arch; shape of lower jaw not sexually dimorphic; head length 22.2-25.8% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 9.8-11.7% SL; head width at posterior margin of eye 49.4-58.2% HL; snout depth at nostril 29.7-35.I% HL; length of anterior barbel 12.4-20.8% HL and posterior barbel 18.4-28.8% HL (Ref. 57640).
Biology:  Inhabits swift flowing water, with cobbles and pebbles bottom. Feeds mainly on zoo- and phytoplankton, some invertebrate, algae and other aquatic plants. Reported to spawn between May and June in Çoruh. In stream Oltu, it reaches 40 cm FL, 838 g and 12 years; reaches sexual maturity at 2-3 years (Ref. 57640).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 February 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 09.11.06
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.01.16

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