Parachondrostoma miegii (Steindachner, 1866)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: eastern Cantabric slope, Ebro and adjacent drainages in northeast, and one adjacent headwater in Tagus drainage, Spain.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosed from congeners by having the following characters: slightly pointed snout, rostral cap distinct in ventral view; lateral line with 45-56 + 3-4 scales; body depth 3.7-4.4 times in SL; caudal peduncle depth 1.5-1.9 times in its length; 24-33 gill rakers; pharyngeal teeth 7-6 or 6-6 (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in fast-flowing stretches but can survive in still water. Moves to upper stretches to spawn. Preys on benthic diatoms. Spawns on stone and gravel bottom (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.07.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.05.10

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