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.. More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: eastern Cantabric slope, Ebro and adjacent drainages in northeast, and one adjacent headwater in Tagus drainage, Spain.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from congeners by having the following characters: slightly pointed snout, rostral cap distinct in ventral view; lateral line with 45-56 + 3-4 scales; body depth 3.7-4.4 times in SL; caudal peduncle depth 1.5-1.9 times in its length; 24-33 gill rakers; pharyngeal teeth 7-6 or 6-6 (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in fast-flowing stretches but can survive in still water. Moves to upper stretches to spawn. Preys on benthic diatoms. Spawns on stone and gravel bottom (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. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00596 - 0.00880), b=3.08 (3.02 - 3.14), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .