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: kottelati: Named for Maurice Kottelat, for his contribution to the knowledge of fish fauna of Europe and Asia.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?
Asia: River Büyük Menderes drainage in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 28.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77060)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Can be separated from all congeners in Anatolia and Europe by the position of the dorsal-fin origin conspicuously behind the pelvic-fin origin (vs. directly above or very slightly behind) and by possessing 43-46 total lateral line scales (vs. 50-90 in all others, except Luciobarbus lydianus and Luciobarbus graecus). Additional characters useful to identify this species include: 14-15, modally 15, gill rakers on the first gill arch; lips thin; lower lip with a swollen median pad margined by a shallow groove in some specimens; last simple ray of the dorsal fin well ossified, with moderate serrae along posterior edge (Ref. 77060).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., F.G. Ekmekçi, A. Ilhan and S. Engin, 2008. Luciobarbus kottelati, a new species of barbel (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Büyük Menderes River, Turkey, with rediagnose of L. lydianus. Zootaxa 1824:35-44. (Ref. 77060)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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