Luciobarbus albanicus  (Steindachner, 1870)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
More on author: Steindachner.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Europe: Greece from Kalamas to Mornos (except Acheron) and Pinios drainages (Pelopennese), including Lakes Trichonis, Amvrakia and Pamvotis. Despite its scientific name, this species is not found in Albania.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 31730); max. published weight: 3.0 kg (Ref. 31730)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8. Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Balkan Peninsula by having the following combination of characters: last simple dorsal ray slender, spinous and serrated posteriorly along half to entire length; posterior margin of dorsal fin straight; lower lip thin, without median lobe in most individuals; thick lips with median lobe in some individuals; 48-55 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; 20-24 scales rows around caudal peduncle; and snout with large tubercles in large individuals (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A long-lived species which occurs in lentic waters (Ref. 26100). Inhabits lakes and lower course of rivers, with mud to sand bottom. Feeds on algae, plant material, insect larvae and detritus. Spawns in both lakes and their tributaries. Individual females spawn with 3-7 males on sandy beaches, especially near estuaries of tributaries. Larvae and juveniles form small monospecific schools in bays and harbours (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to habitat destruction and pollution (Ref. 26100).

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Bianco, P.G., 1998. Diversity of Barbinae fishes in southern Europe with description of a new genus and a new species (Cyprinidae). Ital. J. Zool. 65:125-136. (Ref. 31730)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Gamefish: yes
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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=0.00813 (0.00542 - 0.01218), b=3.02 (2.90 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & 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 (tmax=14; K=0.083).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High to very high vulnerability (69 of 100) .