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. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: known only from the Wadi Hadramaut drainage system, Yemen.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Common length : 17.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13617)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 7-9. D IV, 7-9; A 3/6; L. lat. 24-28. The mouth of this species has a more ventral position than its congeners, being almost inferior. The upper profile of the body is convex, the lower almost horizontal; in this respect, exulatus is more similar to canis. The striae on the scales are parallel; lips smooth; last unbranched ray of the dorsal fin ossified and its posterior margin quite finely serrated or smooth. C. exulatus is the only species of the genus in which both pairs of barbels are always present, the barbels of the anterior pair being often very short, but not quite rudimentary (Ref.57642).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Krupp, F., 1983. Fishes of Saudi Arabia: freshwater fishes of Saudi Arabia and adjacent regions of the Arabian Peninsula. p. 568-636. In Fauna of Saudi Arabia. vol. 5. (Ref. 13617)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .