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); coadi: Named for Brian W. Coad, a well-known ichthyologist for his valuable contribution to the knowledge of freshwater fishes of Iran.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 8.5 - ?. Subtropical; 23°C - ? (Ref. 107008)
Asia: Karun River drainage, Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116760)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 45 - 47. Capoeta coadi can be distinguished from other congeners by the following combination of characters: last unbranched dorsal-fin ray weakly to moderately ossified and serrated in 1/3-2/3 of its length; scales small, 70-84 total lat¬eral line scales, 12-17 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line, 9-11 scales between anal-fin origin and lateral line, 26-32 encircling least circumference of caudal peduncle; 14-18 total gill rakers, 10-13 gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch; 45-47 total vertebrae; one posterior pair of barbels; length of the longest dorsal-fin ray 14.92-21.58% SL; head length 22.87-26.33% SL; mouth width 7.48-9.77% SL; and bright golden-greenish or silvery body coloration in life (Ref. 107008).
Inhabits medium-fast flowing rivers with usually gravel substrates and clear waters. The sampling site at the Beshar River is about 25 m wide with with substrate comprising of coarse gravel and
boulders, and fast-flowing and semi-transparent waters. The following physicochemical parameters at the spot were recorded: dissolved oxygen, 9.89 mg/L; total dissolved solids, 190.2 mg/L; salinity, 0.19 ppt; conductivity, 395 ?s/cm; pH: 8.5 and water temperature 23.4 °C. (Ref. 107008).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Alwan, N.H., H. Zareian and H.R. Esmaeili, 2016. Capoeta coadi, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Karun River drainage, Iran based on morphological and molecular evidences (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). ZooKeys 572:155-180. (Ref. 107008)
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
): 2.6 ±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 (35 of 100) .