Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Europe: Evrotas and upper main Alphios basin in Greece.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52474); 6.0 cm SL (female)
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Diagnosis: Scales in midlateral row 44-48 + 1-2; pored lateral line scales 0-8; head and snout stout and rounded; branched anal fin rays 6-61/2; scale rows on caudal peduncle usually 1/2 10 1/2 ; scale pockets much developed, exposed, covering about half of the exposed scale area; general coloration dark brown, with numerous melanophores on flank, more or less organized in small spots, and denser near midlateral stripe, which appears with somewhat fuzzy edges (Ref. 52474).
Found in springs and spring-fed creeks and in the mainstream of Evrotas and upper main Alphios. Occurs in shallow areas, with slow or no current, close to the shore, among overhanging roots and dense vegetation. Feeds on variety of plants, insects and microcrustaceans. Attains maturity in the second year of life and spawns between mid-March and June (Ref. 52474).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and R. Barbieri, 2004. Pseudophoxinus laconicus, a new species of minnow from Peloponnese, Greece, with comments on the West Balkan Pseudophoxinus species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(2):147-160. (Ref. 52474)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00311 - 0.01538), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .