Capoeta capoeta

Capoeta capoeta is a species of West Asian cyprinid fish, including forms called the Caucasian scraper.[2] The scientific name is derived from the Georgian and Azeri local name kapwaeti.[2]

Capoeta capoeta
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Cyprininae
Genus: Capoeta
C. capoeta
Binomial name
Capoeta capoeta
  • Cyprinus capoeta Güldenstädt, 1773
  • Cyprinus fundulus Güldenstädt, 1787
  • Varicorhinus capoeta (Güldenstädt, 1773)
  • Scaphiodon macrolepisHeckel, 1847
  • Varicorhinus macrolepis (Heckel, 1847)
  • Scaphiodon heratensis Keyserling, 1861
  • Scaphiodon asmussii Keyserling, 1861
  • Capoeta steindachneri Kessler, 1872
  • Capoeta hohenackeri Kessler, 1877
  • Capoeta gibbosa Nikolsky, 1897

Some taxonomic authorities classify Capoeta sevangi as a subspecies.[3]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J. (2014). "Capoeta capoeta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T19025492A174797818. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T19025492A174797818.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2016). "Capoeta capoeta" in FishBase. October 2016 version.
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2016). "Capoeta sevangi" in FishBase. April 2016 version.