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: Achondrostoma: Name refers to the absence of horny plate on the mouth.. More on authors: Robalo, Doadrio, Almada & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 43°N - 38°N, 9°W - 6°W
Europe: Portugal from Limia to Tornada drainages (south of Douro) (Ref. 59043). Reported from Iberian Peninsula, Spain (Ref. 119049).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556)
Diagnosed from its congeners by the possession of the following characters: lateral line usually with 30-38 + 2-3 scales; 3-4 (usually 3) scale rows between lateral line and pelvic fin origin; 11-12 circumpeduncular scale rows; eye diameter smaller than snout length; snout rounded, obtuse; and ventral profile of head with a marked angle at articulation of lower jaw (Ref. 59043).
Occur in coastal rivers and terminal segments of main rivers. Adults are found commonly in lower reaches of rivers (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to pollution and habitat destruction (Ref. 26100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Robalo, J.I., I. Doadrio, V.C. Almada and M. Kottelat, 2005. Chondrostoma oligolepis, new replacement name for Leuciscus macrolepidotus Steindachner, 1866 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):47-48. (Ref. 55616)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00321 - 0.01560), b=3.09 (2.91 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .