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Vertebral Dimensions in the Genus Carasobarbus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)


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.

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Jawad, L.A., Abed, J.M., Hussain, S.A. et al. Vertebral Dimensions in the Genus Carasobarbus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). J. Ichthyol. 58, 780–794 (2018).

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  • vertebral column
  • regionalization
  • Cyprinidae
  • Carasobarbus
  • taxonomy