Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335). More on authors: Schöter, Özuluğ & Freyhof.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Göksu drainage in southern Anatolia, Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82790)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Schöter, C., M. Özulug and J. Freyhof, 2009. Capoeta caelestis, a new species from Göksu River, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 20(3):229-236. (Ref. 82790)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00977 (0.00617 - 0.01549), b=2.98 (2.85 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.2 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
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .