Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (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
Asia: Southern Caspian basin in Kura-Aras drainage from the headwaters in Turkey to Azerbaijan and Iran; Atrak River and Urmia Lake basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 33.0 cm TL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10. Barbus cyri can be distinguished from all other congeners of the Barbus lacerta group by possessing a convex posterior anal-fin margin (vs. straight) and a wide upper lip (width of upper lip 7-9 %HL vs. 4-6 %HL). It can be further diagnosed by the following characters: tip of anal-fin, when pressed to body, not reaching or reaching to middle of distance between base of last anal-fin ray and lower caudal-fin origin; scale rows between tip of anal fin and base of caudal fin 3-6 (mode 5); length of caudal peduncle 1.7-2.3 times longer than deep; snout short, its length 44-47% of body depth at dorsal-fin origin; maxillary barbel 12-30 %HL, not reaching to posterior eye margin; gular region rectangular; 60-70% of posterior margin of last unbranched dorsal-fin ray covered with denticles; eye diameter 2.5-2.9 times in snout length; median pad of lower lip wide and shallow; total scales along lateral line 50-66+2-4; and predorsal scales 24-34 (mode 29) (Ref. 115584).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Khaefi, R., H.R. Esmaeili, M.F. Geiger and S. Eagderi, 2017. Taxonomic review of the cryptic Barbus lacerta species group with description of a new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). FishTaxa 2(2):90-115. (Ref. 115584)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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=0.00724 (0.00349 - 0.01505), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (57 of 100) .