Capoeta umbla

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Capoeta umbla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Genus: Capoeta
Species: C. umbla
Binomial name
Capoeta umbla
(Heckel, 1843)[1]

Capoeta umbla, also known as the Tigris scraper, is a Near East species of cyprinid fish. It grows up to 40 cm length.

This species is widespread in the Tigris drainage, and has been recorded from Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. It thrives in different kinds of waters, from small headwater streams to large lowland rivers, marshes, lakes and reservoirs. The species is not threatened.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Capoeta umbla" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  2. ^ Freyhof, J. 2014. Capoeta umbla. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. Downloaded on 06 January 2015