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: Phoxinellus: Greek, phoxinos = certain river fish; diminituve (Ref. 45335); pseudalepidotus: The specific name, pseudalepidotus, refers to similarity with Phoxinellus alepidotus in general body shape and the absence of most scales besides the lateral line.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: Neretva drainage in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 5 - 5.2 cm
Max length : 10.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52853)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 38 - 40. A wide dark stripe along midline from eye to end of caudal peduncle within pigmented area on back and flanks; both dorsal and anal fins with 7 1/2 branched rays; snout blunt, markedly rounded; mouth subterminal; pharyngeal teeth 5-4; body scaleless besides lateral line scales and several scales above and below lateral line behind head; lateral line usually with 54-77 scales, terminating on caudal peduncle; postcleithrum usually absent (Ref. 52853).
Inhabits shallow channels with little current and clean water (Ref. 52853). The smallest ripe female measures 5.11 cm SL and the smallest ripe male 4.87 cm SL (Ref. 52853).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bogutskaya, N.G. and P. Zupancic, 2003. Phoxinellus pseudalepidotus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species from the Neretva basin with an overview of the morphology of Phoxinellus species of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(4):369-383. (Ref. 52853)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00318 - 0.01574), b=3.08 (2.89 - 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
Generation time: 3.4 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median LN(3)/K based on 1 growth studies.
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) .