Turkey: southern tributaries of Marmara Sea from tributaries to Lake Iznik west to Menderes Rivers at anakkale.
Habitat and Ecology
Lower part of rivers and streams with fast to moderately fast flowing water, riffle and pool structure. Inhabits also reservoirs and lakes from where it migrates to inflowing rivers to spawn.
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Barbus oligolepis is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to Turkey where it is only known from fast flowing waters with substrates of stones or pebbles. This species can reach a length of 35 centimetres (14 in) SL.
Oliotius oligolepis (Bleeker, 1853), a species of barb from Southeast Asia has at times been placed in the genus Barbus which would render the current species invalid as a junior homonym. However, since Bleeker's oligolepis species, originally in Capoeta, is currently placed in the genus Oliotius and before that in Puntius, Battalgil's oligolepis species is available and valid.
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