Caspian barbel

The Caspian barbel lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, brackish environment.

brachycephalus caspius (the Caspian Barbel) is found in the Caspian Sea. The Bulatmai barbel Barbus capito carpito (Cyprinus capito) is found in the Kura river in Trans-caucasia. The Terek barbel Barbus ciscaucasicus is found in the Kuma River, Russia. More

The Caspian Barbel (Barbus brachycephalus caspius) is a ray-finned fish. This subspecies of the Aral Barbel (B. brachycephalus) is native to the Caspian Sea. In Persian, it is called zardak (زردک). Source - More

Caspian barbel is a fish native to the Caspian Sea.In Persian language it is called Zardak ????.... More

Caspian barbel has a smaller eye, lower dorsal fin, less deep body and head, longer pectoral-pelvic distance, shorter pelvic-anal distance, and dorsal fin further back than in the Aral barbel (Berg, 1948-1949). Fricke et al. More

and Walczak (1970, 1971) the total catch of the Caspian barbel in Iranian waters in 1969–70 and 1970–71 was 54.6 and 32.9 t respectively. Most productive in this respect was the Anzali region where in the respective years 28.7 and 14. More

Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Barbus
Species : Barbus brachycephalus caspius
Authority : Berg,1914