Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Barbus: Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335); fucini: Named for its type loclality, Lake Fucino (Ref. 123793).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123793)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished by having a weakly ossified last unbranched dorsal-fin ray and the superior margin of the dorsal fin is straight or slightly concave; differs from all other Italian fluviolacustrine species by having the longest pre-orbital distance 7.9-11.0 %SL; differs from B, samniticus by a lower maximum height 18.8%-24.9% (vs. 20.4%-25.1% SL) and from B. tyberinus, B. plebejus by longer pectoral 17.6%-21.5% (vs. 16.7%-19.8% and . 15.7%-20.4% SL), ventral fins 13.4%-16.3 (vs. 11.0%-15.7 and 11.6%-15.3% SL) and the base of the caudal fin 13.8%-17.4% (vs. 12.1%-14.7% and 12.1%-15.1% SL); differs from B. tyberinus for its longer mouth-operculum distance 20.8%-26.4% (vs. 20.8%-23.9% SL), higher length of both the upper 20.1%-26.0% (vs. 19.1%-23.7% SL) and lower lobes 19.2%-25.6% (vs. 19.5%-23.4% SL) of the caudal fin, a greater height of the first dorsal-fin ossified ray 11.8%-18.4% (vs. 13.7%-16.3% SL), a major quantity of dots on scales and fins and the different dominant colour of anal (orange), dorsal (orange/grey) and ventral (orange) fins; differs from B. plebejus in having fewer scales on 51-65 (vs. 58-71), above 9-14 (vs. 11-15) and under 7-10 (vs. 8-11) the lateral line, ventral fins are composed of 9 rays, A 8; D 10 with straight edge, second ray has a posteriorly serrated edge; the serration teeth are visible to the naked eye only when the specimen is dry; caudal fin forked, with 18 rays; lateral line is straight; dorsal profile slightly convex; body shape rounded in cross-section and tapered. Colouration: in general, silvery, yellowish and greyish-brown on the back, with brown spots composed of small dots irregularly grouped, also present on the flank (Ref. 123793).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lorenzoni, M., A. Carosi, S. Quadroni, V. De Santis, I. Vanetti, G.B. Delmastro and S. Zaccara, 2021. Cryptic diversity within endemic Italian barbels: revalidation and description of new Barbus species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). J. Fish Biol. 98(5):1433-1449. (Ref. 123793)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100).