Carasobarbus luteus (Heckel, 1843)
Yellow barbell
photo by Esmaeili, H.R.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  35 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Tigris River; Kor River; Lake Maharlu; Gulf and Hormuz basins; Iraq and Syria.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-4; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Body deep., maximum body depth 30.2-38.1% in SL. Dorsal profile only slightly more arched than the ventral one. Blunt snout, its length slightly greater than the eye diameter. Only the posterior barbels are present. The last unbranched ray of the dorsal fin is spinified on its inferior fourth or fifth of its length and very finely serrated on its posterior margin (Ref. 57642).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 February 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 10.01.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 22.01.16

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