Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335). More on author: Heckel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Asia: endemic to Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 44 - 46. Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: 2 pairs of barbels; snout rounded; 69-80 lateral line scales; 14-17 scales rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin. 12-14 between lateral line and anal-fin origin; 19-23 gill rakers on the first gill arch; lower jaw slightly arched in males, straight in females; head length 23.3-26.7% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 10.8-13.4% SL; head width at posterior margin of eye 49.3-56.5% HL; snout depth at nostril 30.0-41.1 % HL; length of anterior barbel 8.1-14.1 % HL and posterior barbel 11.5-19.3% HL (Ref. 57640).
Inhabits swift flowing water, with cobbles and pebbles bottom (Ref. 57640).
Berg, L.S., 1964. Freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. and adjacent countries. volume 2, 4th edition. Israel Program for Scientific Translations Ltd, Jerusalem. (Russian version published 1949). (Ref. 1441)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.01000 (0.00609 - 0.01643), b=3.03 (2.89 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Generation time: 16.9 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1-3; K=0.06; Fec>10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .