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Capoeta coadi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Capoeta
Valenciennes, 1842
Type species
Cyprinus capoeta
Güldenstädt, 1773

Capoeta is a genus of fish in the family Cyprinidae found in Western Asia. The distribution extends from Turkey to the Levant, to Transcaucasia, Iraq, Turkmenistan and northern Afghanistan.[1] This genus is most closely related to Luciobarbus and in itself is divided into three morphologically, biogeographically and genetically distinct groups or clades: the Mesopotamian clade, the Anatolian-Iranian clade and the Aralo-Caspian clade.[1][2]


There are currently 31 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Ghanavi, H.R., Gonzalez, E.G. & Doadrio, I. (2016): Phylogenetic relationships of freshwater fishes of the genus Capoeta (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) in Iran. Ecology and Evolution, 6 (22): 8205–8222.
  2. ^ Zareian, H., Esmaeili, H.R., Heidari, A., Khoshkholgh, M.R. & Mousavi-Sabet, H. (2016): Contribution to the molecular systematics of the genus Capoeta from the south Caspian Sea basin using mitochondrial cytochrome b sequences (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Molecular Biology Research Communications, 5 (2): 65-75.
  3. ^ Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., Eagderi, S., Ghanavi, H.R. & Doadrio, I. (2016): Taxonomic review of the genus Capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from central Iran with the description of a new species. FishTaxa, 1 (3): 166-175.
  4. ^ Zareian, H., Esmaeili, H.R. & Freyhof, J. (2016): Capoeta anamisensis, a new species from the Minab and Hasan Langhi River drainages in Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 4083 (1): 126-142.
  5. ^ Alwan, N.H., Zareian, H. & Esmaeili, H.R. (2016): Capoeta coadi, a new species of cyprinid fish from the Karun River drainage, Iran based on morphological and molecular evidences (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). ZooKeys, 572: 155–180.
  6. ^ Esmaeili, H.R., Zareian, H., Eagderi, S. & Alwan, N. (2016): Review on the taxonomy of Tigris scraper, Capoeta umbla (Heckel, 1843) and its confirmation record from the Iranian part of Tigris River, Persian Gulf basin (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). FishTaxa, 1 (1): 35-44.