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: Carasobarbus: Latinization of , karass, karausche, European crucian carp + Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?
Eurasia: common in the streams and lakes of the Jordan River basin.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 22 - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13609); 66.0 cm TL (female); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13609)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 9-10. Diagnosis: D IV, 9-10; A 2-3/6; lateral line scales (29) 30-33; circumpeduncular scales 12 or 14. Upper profile convex, lower one almost straight; Body depth 24.5-29.8 % of SL. Snout narrowed anteriorly, sometimes almost pointed; in large-sized specimens it is about twice the length of the eye diameter. Lower lip smooth and without median lobe. The anterior pair of barbels is absent in most specimens, may be present but rudimentary (Ref. 57642).
Lives in small and wide streams and in lakes and ponds. Feeds on invertebrates and small fish. Spawns in June to September in shallow water over gravel.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Krupp, F. and W. Schneider, 1989. The fishes of the Jordan River drainage basin and Azraq Oasis. p. 347-416. In Fauna of Saudi Arabia. vol. 10. (Ref. 13609)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00521 - 0.02417), b=2.96 (2.78 - 3.14), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.48 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=5,400).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (63 of 100) .