Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: Serchio, Ombrone, Arno and Tevere drainages (Tyrrhenian slope) in Italy.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Differs from its congeners in Apennine Peninsula by the following characters: dorsal fin with 7½ branched rays; anal fin with 8½ branched rays; posterior margin of anal fin convex or almost straight; scales on lateral line 37-40 + 3; and a row of black pigments along free margin of each flank scale, forming a regular reticulate pattern (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in small to medium-sized premontane streams with Mediterranean water regime. May be confined to very small pools during summer (Ref. 59043). Inhabits brooks, brooklets and small rivers. Feeds on invertebrates (Ref. 26100). Spawns in shallow riffle habitats in fast-flowing water (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to the introduction of other species, pollution (Ref. 26100), habitat alterations and water abstraction (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00832 (0.00406 - 0.01705), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .