Tropidophoxinellus spartiaticus  (Schmidt-Ries, 1943)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Tropidophoxinellus: Greek, trope, -idos = turn + Greek, phoxinos = certain river fish; diminituve (Ref. 45335).

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

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical; 38°N - 37°N, 22°E - 24°E

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Europe: Nedas to Evrotas drainages in southern Peloponnese, Greece.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed from Tropidophoxinellus hellenicus by having the following characters: mouth terminal, upper jaw projecting slightly beyond lower jaw; and 40-44 + 2-3 scales along lateral line (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in lowland water courses with little current (Ref. 26100). Also inhabits springs and stretches of streams with moderate current. Most populations occur in small streams and are very sensitive to water abstraction and pollution (Ref. 59043). Feeds on invertebrates, plants (Ref. 26100) and small aquatic insects (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to pollution, habitat destruction (Ref. 26100) and water abstraction (Ref. 59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Eggs adhesive, 1.6 mm in diameter (Ref. 59043).

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Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v))

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00393 - 0.01681), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming fecundity<10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .