Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Barbus: Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Europe: Lesbos Island, stream Evergetoulas in Greece. Asia: Aegean drainage from Bakir to Great Menderes in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from its congeners of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Balkan Peninsula and around Aegean Sea by the following characters: 50-57 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; 13-15 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 7-9 scale rows between lateral line and pelvic fin origin; last simple dorsal ray slender, with 11-15 serrae posteriorly along lower half in individuals less than about 9 cm SL, unserrated or only 3-4 small serrae at base of ray in larger ones; lower lip fleshy, thick, with a median lobe; pectoral and pelvic fins triangular; when extended, width between tip of first and last branched pelvic rays greater than length of last ray; and posterior margin of dorsal fin slightly concave (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits streams and upper section of rivers. Attains a maximum size of up to at least 17 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00912 (0.00582 - 0.01428), b=3.06 (2.93 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .