Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77060)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Can be distinguished from all congeners in Greece and Anatolia in having 45-48 total lateral line scales (vs. 50-90, except Luciobarbus kottelati and Luciobarbus graecus). Differs from Luciobarbus kottelati from western Anatolia in having the dorsal-fin origin directly above pelvic-fin origin or very slightly behind it (vs. conspicuously behind), and the caudal-fin lobes of equal length (vs. lower lobe longer than upper); and from Luciobarbus graecus from central Greece by the lips fleshy (vs. thin), with the lower lip conspicuously thicker than the upper lip (vs. only slightly thicker), the middle of the lower lip with a median fleshy pad with a shallow groove posteriorly (vs. without median fleshy pad), and a well-developed black spot on each scale pocket back and the level below of the pectorals and pelvics, but not present on the scales on belly (vs. absent or inconspicuous). Additional distinguishing characters include: 15-17 gill rakers on first gill arch; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray weakly ossified, with small serrae along posterior edge. Males possess tubercles on snout during the spawning period (Ref. 77060).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Gediz River, which drains to the Aegen Sea, and the Asagiçavuslu Stream, which drains to the Sea of Marmara in Turkey.
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01122 (0.00557 - 0.02258), b=2.99 (2.83 - 3.15), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .