Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Barbus: Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335). More on author: Heckel.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Asia: Euphrates and Tigris drainages.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441)
Barbus lacerta is distinguished from other members of the Barbus lacerta group by having almost triangular gular region (vs. rectangular in other members of the B. lacerta group) and almost a longer anal fin; tip of the anal fin, when pressed to the body, reaches beyond the middle of the distance between the base of the last anal-fin ray and the lower caudal-fin origin, often to the caudal-fin base (vs. not reaching to middle of the distance); 0-3 (mode 2) scale rows between the tip of the anal fin and the base of the caudal fin (vs. 3-6, mode 5). It also differs from B. cyri by having a straight posterior anal-fin margin (vs. convex) and a narrow upper lip (its width 4-6 %HL vs. 7-9 % HL). Additional diagnostic characters include the following: long snout, its length 46-56% of body depth at dorsal-fin origin; eye diameter 2.5-3.1 times in snout length; 52-66+2-4 total scales along the lateral line; 35-48 (mode 39) predorsal scales; 25-32 (mode 28) circumpeduncular scales; length of caudal peduncle 1.7-2.0 times longer than depth; 60-70% of posterior margin of last unbranched dorsal-fin ray covered with denticles and median pad at lower lip small (Ref. 115584).
Inhabits rivers and lakes (Ref. 1441).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Khaefi, R., H.R. Esmaeili, M.F. Geiger and S. Eagderi, 2017. Taxonomic review of the cryptic Barbus lacerta species group with description of a new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). FishTaxa 2(2):90-115. (Ref. 115584)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00933 (0.00700 - 0.01244), b=2.99 (2.95 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .