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2023-07-18 Snargl 0 minute 0 second

What is the animal Khramulya known for?

Khramulya is a common name for several species of fish in the genus Capoeta, belonging to the family Cyprinidae.

They are also known as scrapers, because they feed on algae and detritus from the rocks and gravel in swiftly flowing rivers.

Some of the species of khramulya are:
  • Capoeta tinca, or the Anatolian khramulya or western fourbarbel scraper.
    This species is endemic to Turkey and is known from rivers draining north to the Sea of Marmara.

  • Capoeta capoeta, or the Caucasian scraper.
    It is also called kapwaeti, which is the local name in Armenian, Georgian, and Azeri languages.

  • Capoeta sevangi, or the Sevan khramulya.
    This species is endemic to Lake Sevan in Armenia, where it is an important food fish.


What does the Khramulya look like?

The Khramulya is a type of fish that belongs to the family Cyprinidae, also known as minnows or carps.
It is endemic to Turkey and lives in swiftly flowing rivers that drain north to the Sea of Marmara.
Khramulya has two pairs of barbels on its mouth, a rounded snout, and 69-80 lateral line scales.
This fish also has 19-23 gill rakers on the first gill arch and a slightly arched lower jaw in males and a straight lower jaw in females.
It can grow up to 36 cm in length.
It is also called the Anatolian khramulya or the western fourbarbel scraper.


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