Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Cyprininae
Etymology: Capoeta: The local vernacular name "kapwaeti" used in Georgia and Azerbaikhan (Ref. 45335); aydinensis: An adjective derived from the name of the city and eponymous province of Aydın, where the species was first found.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Europe: Büyük Menderes River drainages as well as streams Dalaman, Namnam, and Tersakan in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115647)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Capoeta aydinensis can be diagnosed from its congeners in the Mediterranean Basin and in Central Anatolia by a combination of characters, none of them unique. It is closely related to and occurs geographically adjacent to C. bergamae, which is found from the Gediz River north to the rivers of the Biga Peninsula. It differs from C. bergamae by having 14-20 serrae along the posterior margin of the last simple dorsal-fin ray (vs. 21-26), a wider mouth (mouth width 32%-39% HL, mean 34% vs. 25%-33%, mean 30%), and a concave outer margin of the dorsal fin (vs. straight). It can be differentiated from C. caelestis from the Göksu River by having serrae along the posterior margin of the last unbranched dorsal-fin ray (vs. absent) and a shorter head (HL 22%-25% SL, mean 24% vs. 24%-27%, mean 25%). It further differs from C. caelestis and C. bergamae by the shape of the head and mouth. C. aydinensis has strongly convex dorsal profile of head (vs. slightly convex), slightly arched mouth (vs. moderately arched in C. bergamae), more arched mouth in female than in male C. caelestis, and straight or slightly convex lower jaw (vs. convex in C. bergamae; slightly convex in male, markedly convex in female of C. caelestis) (Ref. 115647).
Occurs in clear and moderately flowing water, with a stone and pebble substrate (Ref. 115647).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., F. Küçük, C. Kaya, S.S. Güçlü and Y. Bektaş, 2017. Capoeta aydinensis, a new species of scraper from southwestern Anatolia, Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Turk. J. Zool. 41:436-442. (Ref. 115647)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
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=0.01122 (0.00526 - 0.02395), b=2.96 (2.79 - 3.13), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 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 (39 of 100) .