Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335); ferdowsii: Named for Abu Al-Qasim Ferdowsi Tusi (Persian: ابوالقاسمفردوسیسمسر وسمس ), a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh book which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Zohreh and Fahlian Rivers in Tigris river drainage, Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116759)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Capoeta ferdowsii differs from other congeners in Iran by having the following combination of characters, none of them unique: body elongate and cylindrical; one pair of maxillary-barbel reaching vertical of anterior margin of pupil; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray moderately ossified, serrated with flexible distal, 15-23 long serrae on its 40-60% of posterior margin, narrowly spaced and moderately strong; 15-18 gill rakers, 11-13 on lower limb; 23-25 scales around caudal peduncle; lateral line complete with 68-77 scales; 13-15 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line and 8-9 between anal-fin origin and lateral line (Ref. 116759).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., S. Eagderi, L. Murillo-Ramos, H.R. Ghanavi and Doadrio. I., 2017. Three new species of algae-scraping cyprinid from Tigris River drainage in Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). FishTaxa 2(3):134-155. (Ref. 116759)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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 (0.00528 - 0.02384), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .