Common barbel Barbus barbus, copyright Linie29.

Belongs within: Cypriniformes.

The Barbinae, barbels, are a group of cyprinid fishes with an inferior mouth associated with two pairs of barbels.

    |–Typhlobarbus Chu & Chen 1982 TP86
    |    `–T. nudiventris Chu & Chen 1982 TP86
    |–Varicorhinus TD03
    |    |–V. bacbatulus (Pellegrin 1908) TD03
    |    `–V. ruandus B50
    `–Barbus KKV03
         |–B. altianalis G74
         |–B. aphantogramma B50
         |–B. banguelensis B50
         |–B. barbus (Linnaeus 1758) SE08
         |–B. callensis KKV03
         |–B. eurystomus B50
         |–B. eutaenia B50
         |–B. globiceps B50
         |–B. holoteania TP86
         |–B. innocens B50
         |–B. johnstonii B50
         |–B. paludinosus CS77
         |–B. pellegrini B50
         |–B. peloponnesius Valenciennes 1842 SE08
         |–B. plebejus Bonaparte 1839 SE08
         |–B. rhoadesii B50
         |–B. rogersi B50
         |–B. sachi SL86
         |–B. schejki B96
         |–B. serrifer B50
         |–B. tor B96
         `–B. trimaculatus B50

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B96] Bond, C. E. 1996. Biology of Fishes 2nd ed. Saunders College Publishing: Fort Worth.

[B50] Brooks, J. L. 1950. Speciation in ancient lakes (concluded). Quarterly Review of Biology 25: 131–176.

[CS77] Cramp, S., & K. E. L. Simmons (eds) 1977. Handbook of the Birds of Europe, the Middle East and North Africa: The Birds of the Western Palaearctic vol. 1. Ostrich to Ducks. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

[G74] Greenwood, P. H. 1974. The cichlid fishes of Lake Vistoria, East Africa: the biology and evolution of a species flock. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History): Zoology Suppl. 6: 1–134.

[KKV03] Kontula, T., S. V. Kirilchik & R. Väinölä. 2003. Endemic diversification of the monophyletic cottoid fish species flock in Lake Baikal explored with mtDNA sequencing. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 27: 143–155.

[SL86] Schaefer, S. A., & G. V. Lauder. 1986. Historical transformation of functional design: evolutionary morphology of feeding mechanisms in loricarioid catfishes. Systematic Zoology 35 (4): 489–508.

[SE08] Sevcsik, A., & T. Erös. 2008. A revised catalogue of freshwater fishes of Hungary and the neighbouring countries in the Hungarian Natural History Museum (Pisces). Annales Historico-Naturales Musei Nationalis Hungarici 100: 331–383.

[TP86] Thinès, G., & G. Proudlove. 1986. Pisces. In: Botosaneanu, L. (ed.) Stygofauna Mundi: A Faunistic, Distributional, and Ecological Synthesis of the World Fauna inhabiting Subterranean Waters (including the Marine Interstitial) pp. 709–733. E. J. Brill/Dr W. Backhuys: Leiden.

[TD03] Tsai, M.-L., & C.-F. Dai. 2003. Cannibalism within mating pairs of the parasitic isopod, Ichthyoxenus fushanensis. Journal of Crustacean Biology 23 (3): 662–668.

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