Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Torinae
Etymology: Arabibarbus: In reference to the geographic range of this genus..
More on author: Trewavas.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: wadis of the south-western Arabian Peninsula (Ref. 96964) in southern Arabia and Yemen (Ref. 13617).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96964)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Diagnosis: Arabibarbus arabicus has 29-38 scales in the lateral line, the wedge-shaped head is longer, 24.3-30.8% of standard length, and higher, 13.9-17.0% of standard length, than in Arabibarbus grypus (Ref. 96964). The body is strong and laterally flattened; the dorsal fin is high, 22.9-35.5% of standard length, and well ossified; the pectoral fins, 18.0-22.2% of standard length, and pelvic fins, 14.9-18.6% of standard length, are shorter than in Arabibarbus hadhrami (Ref. 96964).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Borkenhagen, K., 2014. A new genus and species of cyprinid fish (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from the Arabian Peninsula, and its phylogenetic and zoogeographic affinities. Environ. Biol. Fishes 97:1179-1195. (Ref. 96964)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100).