Luciobarbus caspius (Berg, 1914)
Caspian barbel
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
 Max. size:  120 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 15 kg
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Europe and Asia: southern and western Caspian Sea river systems; Kura-Aras river watershed.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Most fish are mature on the 6th-8th year. Large females may have about 1,259,000 eggs. Spawning begins at the end of April, peaks in June and ends in August (Ref. 1441)
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 12.05.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.10.09
 Checked by: Cachuela Palacio, Monalisa - 15.05.01

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