Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 780–794 | Cite as

Vertebral Dimensions in the Genus Carasobarbus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

  • L. A. JawadEmail author
  • J. M. Abed
  • S. A. Hussain
  • E. Ünlü


The morphological study of the axial skeleton of the nine species of the genus Carasobarbus Karaman, 1971 enabled to confirm the division of this bony structure into five morphologically distinct regions. This regionalization shows higher level of complexity than the division between abdominal and caudal regions. New characters were valuable in the characterization of the nine Carasobarbus species studied and provided a key to separate them.


vertebral column regionalization Cyprinidae Carasobarbus taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. A. Jawad
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. M. Abed
    • 2
  • S. A. Hussain
    • 2
  • E. Ünlü
    • 3
  1. 1.Flat BushManukau, AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources, College of Agriculture, University of BasrahBasrahIraq
  3. 3.Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Dicle UniversityDiyarbakırTurkey

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