Parachondrostoma toxostoma (Vallot, 1837)
photo by Delgado Saez, J.A.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 350.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Northeastern part of Spain and France. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-11; Vertebrae: 43-45. Caudal fin with 17 to 19 rays (Ref. 40476).
Biology:  Inhabits small rivers with clear water and pebble-gravel substrate (Ref. 30578). A long-lived species which occurs in water bodies on low plains. Feeds on invertebrates and plants. Reproduction takes place in May and June. Is threatened due to the introduction of other species (Ref. 26100).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (A2ce) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 21.06.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.10.09

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