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); baliki: Named for Süleyman Balik, for his contributiion to the knowledge of the fishes of Turkey. More on authors: Turan, Kottelat, Ekmekçi & Imamoglu.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82790)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 43 - 44. Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: two pairs of barbels; snout bluntly rounded; 72-86 lateral line scales; 14-17 scales rows between lateral line and dorsal fin origin, 10-11 (modally 10) between lateral line and anal-fin origin; 16-22 gill rakers on the first gill arch; lower jaw slightly arched in males, straight in females; head length 21.9-24.8% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 9.5-12.3% SL; head width at posterior margin of eye 55.6-63.5% HL; snout depth at nostril 33.1-41.6% HL; length of anterior barbel 9.8-18.7% HL and posterior barbel 14.7-25.5% HL (Ref. 57640).
Inhabits slowly flowing water, with cobbles and pebbles bottom; also in lakes and reservoirs. Spawns in May and June in central Anatolia. Reported sexual maturity at 2 years for males, 3 for females; reaches 42.8 cm FL, 1,178 g and 10 years (Ref. 57640).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., M. Kottelat, F.G. Ekmekçi and H.O. Imamoglu, 2006. A revirew of Capoeta tinca, with descriptions of two new species from Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Rev. Suisse de Zoologie 113(2):421-436. (Ref. 57640)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00776 (0.00389 - 0.01548), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), 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. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming tm=1-3 and Fec>10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .