Barbus cyclolepis

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Barbus cyclolepis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Barbus
Species: B. cyclolepis
Binomial name
Barbus cyclolepis
Heckel, 1837

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Barbus cyclolepis, the round-scaled barbel, is a freshwater fish species in the family Cyprinidae. It is found in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. Its natural habitats are rivers and intermittent rivers. It is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.

A broader concept of Barbus cyclolepis would include in the same species several other barbel taxa that others consider distinct species, i.e. Barbus sperchiensis (Sprechios barbel), Barbus strumicae (Strumica barbel) and Barbus waleckii (Vistula barbel). B. waleckii has however also been suggested to be a hybridogenic species, perhaps derived from common barbel B. barbus and B. carpathicus.