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 / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 35.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80049)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 46 - 47. This species is distinguished from its congeners in Turkey and the Aegean basin by possessing a lower lip without median lobe (vs. present) and a longer and pointed snout. It is further distinct by having the following characters (none unique to the species): medium body size (up to 35.0 cm SL); specimens over 10.0 cm SL have large and many irregular dark brown spots on the back, as well as on the flanks, but none on the head; some smaller specimens lack the dark brown spots; fleshy lips; lower lip with no median lobe but with two small notches and a squarish fleshy median pad; lateral line scales 53-62; scale rows between the lateral line and the dorsal-fin origin 11-13 and between the lateral line and the anal-fin origin 7-9; gill rakers on the first gill arch 11-14 (modally 12); the last simple ray of the dorsal fin is moderately ossified, and with 30-34 serrae on the proximal ¾ of the posterior margin; body depth 18.8-24.1 % SL at dorsal-fin origin; head length 27.0-29.8 % SL (Ref. 80049).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: rivers draining to the southern shore of the Marmara Sea, Turkey: Nilüfer, Koca (= Kocasu; entering Lake Ulubat), Kocachay (entering Lake Manyas, a tributary of Koca or Susurluk River), Hanchay (a tributary of Gönen) and Narlica Stream in Iznik county (flowing to Lake Iznik).
Occurs in swift flowing water, with stone and pebble bottom and collected together with the following species: Alburnoides bipunctatus, Alburnus cf. carinatus, Barbus niluferensis, Rhodeus amarus, Squalius cii, Vimba vimba, Cobitis puncticulata, Cobitis fahirae, and Proterorhinus semilunaris (ref. 80049).
Turan, D., M. Kottelat and F. Güler Ekmekçi, 2009. Barbus niluferensis, a new species of barbel (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Nilüfer River, Turkey, with re-description of B. oligolepis. Zootaxa 1981:15-28. (Ref. 80049)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00270 - 0.02037), b=3.09 (2.85 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .