Capoeta barroisi Lortet, 1894
Tigris barb
Capoeta barroisi
photo by Cicek, E. & S. Sungur

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  48 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Tigris-Euphrates basin.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Mouth opening transverse, almost straight. Postdorsal distance usually larger than the predorsal: 100-108% of this. Edge of dorsal fin almost straight. Sides with brownish spots irregularly arranged in the upper half of the body.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 02 February 2013 (B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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