Capoeta caelestis Schöter, Özuluğ & Freyhof, 2009
Taurus scraper
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  19.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Göksu drainage in southern Anatolia, Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 44-44. Distinguished from congeners in Turkey by the combination of the following characters: 60-68 total scales on lateral line; last simple dorsal-fin ray weak, slender, without serrae; one pair of barbels; body plain brown with few scattered small, indistinct black spots and blotches on body in some individual larger than 86 mm SL; 18-21 gill rakers on outer margin of first gill arch (Ref. 82790).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 February 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.12.09
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 20.01.16

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