Luciobarbus caspius (Berg, 1914)
Caspian barbel
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  120 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 15 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Europe and Asia: southern and western Caspian Sea river systems; Kura-Aras river watershed.
Biology:  Most fish are mature on the 6th-8th year. Large females may have about 1,259,000 eggs. Spawning begins at the end of April, peaks in June and ends in August (Ref. 1441)
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.05.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.10.09
Checked by: Cachuela Palacio, Monalisa - 15.05.01

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