Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Chondrostoma: Greek, chondros = cartilage + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335). Name referring to the characteristic horny layer on the lower lip (Ref. 57917); ceyhanensis: Named for the Ceyhan River. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Ceyhan, Seyhan and Berdan rivers (Tarsus) in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115538)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 46 - 48. Chondrostoma ceyhanensis can be diagnosed from all congeners in the Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey by the combination of the following characteristics: head small (head length 20-21% SL); mouth arched, wide (width of mouth gape 22-27% SL); lower jaw arched, with a slightly developed keratinized edge; snout with slightly pointed tip; isthmus lobe markedly large and round; body slightly deep and thick (depth at dorsal-fin origin 21-25% SL); presence a slight developed keel between pelvic fin and anus; dorsal-fin origin clearly in front of pelvic-fin origin; lateral line with 59-68 scales; 9-11 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin; 4-5, rarely 6 scale rows between lateral line and pelvic-fin origin; pharyngeal teeth formula 6-6; 24-29 gill rakers on outer side of first gill arch; total vertebrae 46-48, abdominal vertebrae 26-27 and caudal vertebrae 19-21 (Ref. 115538).
Occurs in rivers (Ref. 115538).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Küçük, F., D. Turan, S.S. Güçlü, A.G. Mutlu and Y. Çiftci, 2017. Two new species of Chondrostoma Agassiz, 1832 (Teleostei; Cyprinidae) from Ceyhan, Seyhan and Göksu Rivers in the East Mediterranean region of Turkey. Turk. J. Fish Aquat. Sci. 17:795-803. (Ref. 115538)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00741 (0.00340 - 0.01618), b=3.13 (2.94 - 3.32), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.1 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 (42 of 100) .