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Luciobarbus subquincunciatus (Günther, 1868)

Mesopotamian barbel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
  More on author: Günther.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Asia: endemic to the Tigris-Euphrates basin of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 96566)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8. Distinguished by the following unique characters: quincunx-like pattern of spots; dorsal fin with 8 branched rays; anal fin with 5 branched rays; lateral line scales 75-88 ; and inner pharyngeal teeth molariform, with formula 2,3,3-3,3,2 (Ref. 96566).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Prefers lentic, high oxygen habitats but may occur in reservoirs. Feeds on mollusks based on teeth but also takes algae and detritus. Reported to spawn in shallow gravel beds. Threatened by exploitation for food, habitat loss, eutrophication, dam construction and water abstraction (Ref. 96566).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Coad, B.W., 2009. Threatened fishes of the world: Luciobarbus subquincunciatus (Günther, 1868) (Cyprinidae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 86:323. (Ref. 96566)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (A2cde); Date assessed: 07 March 2013

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00502 - 0.02088), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (60 of 100) .