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Phoxinus septimaniae Kottelat, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Phoxinus: Greek, phoxinos = certain river fish (Ref. 45335);  septimaniae: Septimania refers to the region of the Roman province Galia Narbonensis more or less corresponding with today's Languedoc-Roussillon (France) and the distribution range of the species.  More on author: Kottelat.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate

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Europe: Vidourle drainages in France (Ref. 75055). Possibly an introgression zone with Phoxinus phoxinus in lower Rhône, from about Lyon southward (Ref. 59043).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75055)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from its congeners in Europe by having patches of breast scales continuous across breast, lateral line usually reaching at least anal fin base, a faint midlateral stripe on flank in preserved individuals, more or less dissociated into squarish blotches, dorsal half of body goldish-bronze with few darker vermiculations, caudal peduncle depth 2.1-2.9 times in its length, snout length 28-33% HL, 0.9-1.3 times eye diameter, and anal fin origin below or behind base of last dorsal ray (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits small streams with clear, cold, well oxygenated water over gravel to stone bottom (Ref. 59043).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M., 2007. Three new species of Phoxinus from Greece and southern France (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(2):145-162. (Ref. 75055)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00383 - 0.02073), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±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 vulnerability (15 of 100) .