Barbus biharicus Antal, László & Kotlík, 2016
Biharian barbel
Barbus biharicus
photo by Antal, L.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  11.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Sebes-Körös River, Danube River basin in Hungary and Romania; presumably in Fekete-Körös River (Crişul Negru) and Fehér-Körös River (Crişul Alb).
Diagnosis:  Barbus biharicus can be distinguished by having significantly larger interorbital and preanal distance than B. balcanicus, B. carpathicus and B. petenyi, and significantly deeper head than B. carpathicus and B. petenyi. Compared to these 3 species, it has a tendency to have shorter, rounded snout, slightly longer pectoral fins, but slightly shorter anal fin. It can be further identified by having small dark spots on dorsal region of body and flanks and, to a lesser extent, head, and dark pigments on the fins occasionally form dark spots (the other species have heavy dark spots, which typically are arranged into rows on dorsal and caudal fins) (Ref. 106510). Description: dorsal-fin rays ii-iii,7-8; anal-fin rays i-ii,4-5 (Ref. 106510).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.02.16

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