Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Parachondrostoma: Name refers refers to the combination of traits that are similar to those of Chondrostoma with others that emphasize tha distinctiveness of the two genera..
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 48°N - 40°N, 5°W - 6°E
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30578); max. published weight: 350.00 g (Ref. 30578)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Europe: Northeastern part of Spain and France. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).
Inhabits small rivers with clear water and pebble-gravel substrate (Ref. 30578). A long-lived species which occurs in water bodies on low plains. Feeds on invertebrates and plants. Reproduction takes place in May and June. Is threatened due to the introduction of other species (Ref. 26100).
Spawn in large schools. Eggs hatch in about 8 days at 15°C (Ref. 59043).
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00387 - 0.01238), b=3.12 (2.96 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this species & Subfamily-body sh (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=3-4; Fec=1,500-15,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .