Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(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).
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Coad, B.W., 2009. Threatened fishes of the world: Luciobarbus subquincunciatus (Günther, 1868) (Cyprinidae). Environ. Biol. Fishes 86:323. (Ref. 96566)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
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=0.01047 (0.00511 - 0.02146), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), 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. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (60 of 100) .