Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Barbus: Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335); niluferensis: Named for its type locality. More on authors: Turan, Kottelat & Ekmekçi.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80049)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 43 - 44. This species is distinguished from its congeners in Turkey and the Aegean basin by possessing a less strongly ossified last simple dorsal-fin ray and with fewer serrae along the proximal part of its posterior margin (serrated along 49-52 % of its length, vs. 56-77; 15-17 serrae, vs. 18-32) and having fewer gill rakers on the first gill arch (6-8, modally 8, vs. 7-14, modally 9-11 in the different species). It is further distinct with the following characters (none unique to the species): a small size (largest known specimen 14.6 cm SL); a short caudal fin (15.7-20.4 % SL); large and many irregular black spots on the back, as well as on the fins and flank, and small black spots on the head, extending downwards to the cheek; fleshy lips; lateral line scales 62-71; scale rows between the lateral line and the dorsal-fin origin 13-15 and between the lateral line and the anal-fin origin 8-10; last simple dorsal-fin ray weakly ossified; body depth at dorsal-fin origin 17.2-22.4 % SL; head length 23.3-25.7 % SL (Ref. 80049).
Occurs in swift flowing water, with cobble and pebble bottom (Ref. 80049).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., M. Kottelat and F. Güler Ekmekçi, 2009. Barbus niluferensis, a new species of barbel (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from Nilüfer River, Turkey, with re-description of B. oligolepis. Zootaxa 1981:15-28. (Ref. 80049)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00676 (0.00350 - 0.01307), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .