Capoeta damascina, the Levantine scraper or Mesopotamian barb, is a species of cyprinid fish from the Near East region. It is reported from Iraq, Israel, Jordania, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. There are controversial views whether it is or is not found in Iran.
It is a bottom feeding fish, about 30 cm long, and it lives in lakes as well as both fast and slow-moving streams, and both in clear and muddy waters. It is said to be tasteless. It has been recorded hybridising with Carasobarbus canis but these hybrids are sterile.
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