Mediterranean barbel

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Mediterranean barbel
BARBEL. (Barbus meridionalis ) - Flickr - gailhampshire.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Barbinae
Genus: Barbus
Species: B. meridionalis
Binomial name
Barbus meridionalis
A. Risso, 1827

The Mediterranean barbel or southern barbel (Barbus meridionalis) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is found in France and Spain.[1] It is one of the tastiest river fish, prized for its delicate texture and succulent flavor.

Its natural habitats are rivers and intermittent rivers. It is becoming rare due to habitat loss.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Barbus meridionalis" in FishBase. February 2016 version.