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: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335); shajariani: Named for Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, an acclaimed Iranian classical singer, composer and master of Persian traditional music.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: Gamasiab, Dinevar, Qarasu, Khoram (Khoram Abad), Aran and Sarab-e Maran Rivers in the Tigris River drainage, Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116759)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Capoeta shajariani differs from other congeners in Iran by following combination of characters, none of them unique: maxillary barbel not reaching to pupil; 4 unbranched and 8-9 branched dorsal-fin rays, its outer margin concave; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray moderately ossified and serrated with flexible distal, 18-26 serrae on 50-60% of its posterior margin; 16-19 gill rakers, 12-14 on lower limb; 25-27 scales around caudal peduncle; 70-77 scales on lateral line, 13-15 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line and 9-11 scales between anal-fin origin and lateral line (Ref. 116759).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., S. Eagderi, L. Murillo-Ramos, H.R. Ghanavi and Doadrio. I., 2017. Three new species of algae-scraping cyprinid from Tigris River drainage in Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). FishTaxa 2(3):134-155. (Ref. 116759)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
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=0.01047 (0.00495 - 0.02215), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .