Samiksha Jaiswal

Capoeta capoeta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Cyprinidae
Scientific name  Capoeta capoeta
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Cypriniformes
Genus  Capoeta
Rank  Species
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Similar  Capoeta, Capoeta damascina, Varicorhinus, Luciobarbus capito, Alburnoides

Capoeta capoeta is a species of West Asian cyprinid fish, including forms called the Sevan khramulya and the Transcaucasian barb.

It is controversial whether the Lake Sevan form classified as Capoeta capoeta sevangi De Filippi, 1865 or C. sevangi is a different species from C. c. capoeta).

Sevan khramulya in Lake Sevan

In Lake Sevan, Armenia, the Sevan khramulya [Capoeta capoeta sevangi] previously dominated in the fish landings, along with the Sevan trout. Annual harvest could be 300-500 tonnes.

Males reach maturity at 2–3 years and females in 5–7 years in females. They spawn in the lake in June–July, but there are also populations in the major rivers draining to the lake. The fish feed on detritus and as adults also on aquatic vegetation.

Since 1936, with the gradual deterioration of reproduction conditions due to the permanent exposure of many spawning grounds, and with many spawning grounds in rivers lost, khramulya stocks in Sevan have gradually declined, then sharply decreased.

References

Capoeta capoeta Wikipedia


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