Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical, preferred ?; 40°N - 38°N
Europe: Greece in Kifissos and Sperchios drainages, including Lakes Yliki and Paralimni (Ref. 59043). Reported from Albania (Ref. 12255).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Balkan Peninsula by having the following characters: 39-44 + 2 scales on lateral line; 18-20 scale rows around caudal peduncle; snout with large tubercles in large individuals; last simple dorsal ray slender, serrated posteriorly along half to entire length; posterior margin of dorsal fin straight; and lower lip thin, without median lobe (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits lakes and streams with stone and gravel bottom (Ref. 59043). Occurs in water bodies in low-lying plains with little current. Feeds on invertebrates and algae. Threatened by water abstraction and pollution (Ref. 26100). Size reaches up to at least 50 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs hatch in 5 days at 22°C (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 1972. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00301 - 0.01207), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.29 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): High vulnerability (61 of 100) .