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; 44°N - 36°N
Europe: Spain in streams draining to Mediterranean, between Vinalopo and (but not including) Ebro drainages, and in a few headwaters of Guadiana drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 50.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); max. reported age: 7 years (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Iberian Peninsula by having the following characters: lateral line with 45-49 + 3 scales; last simple dorsal ray slender, serrated posteriorly in juveniles, not serrated or only with very weak serrae in adults; posterior barbel not reaching posterior margin of eye; lower lip without median lobe; and lower jaw tip exposed, not covered by lower lip (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in water bodies of low-lying plains, with little current (Ref. 26100). Most common in the middle and lower reaches of rivers. Moves upstream stretches during spawning season (Ref. 59043). Threatened by pollution, habitat destruction and introduction of new species (Ref. 26100). Attains maximum size up to about 50 cm SL and lives up to at least 7 years (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Crivelli, A.J., 1996. The freshwater fish endemic to the Mediterranean region. An action plan for their conservation. Tour du Valat Publication, 171 p. (Ref. 26100)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00955 (0.00620 - 0.01472), b=2.98 (2.85 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.24 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .