A revision of the generic position of Barynotus (Systomus) verhoeffi, and the validity of the genera Carasobarbus, Kosswigobarbus and Mesopotamichthys (Pisces, Cyprinidae)

Ekmekci F. G. , BANARESCU P.

FOLIA ZOOLOGICA, cilt.47, ss.87-96, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.87-96


Barynotus (Systomus) verhoeffi Battalgil is a synonym of Labeobarbus chantrei Sauvage, as already shown by Krupp (1985). It does not belong to Barynotus, Systomus or Barbus, but to Carasobarbus, which is a valid genus, that also comprises four other species luteus, canis, apoensis and exulatus. A comprehensive description of C. chantrei from the River Asi (= Orontes) in Turkey is given; the species is closest to C. canis, two other west Asian barbel are considered valid: Kosswigobarbus and Mesopotamichthys.