Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Temperate; 10°C - 22°C (Ref. 2059), preferred ?
Asia: Baluchistan in Pakistan, and western Asia. Also former USSR (Ref. 683).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 41.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2059)
soft rays: 10. Having deciduous horny covering on lips; barbels 1 pair of short maxillary; last simple (unbranched) dorsal fin-ray osseous and strongly serrated; pectoral fins long, about head length excluding snout; fairly small scales (Ref. 4832). No longitudinal rows of spots (Ref. 47064).
Inhabits mainly the drier parts as well as the upper reaches of rivers in mountains and the lower reaches which sometimes end in marshes or deserts. Feeds primarily on plants. Spawns mostly on stony ground in rivers (Ref. 4832).
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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