Phoxinus bigerri Kottelat, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Phoxinus: Greek, phoxinos = certain river fish (Ref. 45335);  bigerri: Bigerri is a Gaul tribe inhabiting the are more or less corresponding with the Adour drainage, where the type series was collected.  More on author: Kottelat.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Europe: Adour drainage in France; Ebro drainage and streams of Cantabric range (possibly introduced in some) in Spain. Introduced into Douro drainage.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75055)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by the possession of the following characters: origin of anal fin below or behind base of last dorsal ray; in adults, anal fin length about equal to caudal peduncle length; anal fin margin straight to convex; distance between tip of first and last branched anal rays 1.1-1.8 times depth of caudal peduncle (with fin stretched out); dorsal head profile almost horizontal above eye, then abruptly descending towards tip of snout; patches of breast scales separated by unscaled area or connected anteriorly by 1-2 rows of scales; lateral line usually reaching almost to end of caudal peduncle; in preserved individuals, flank with a midlateral row of vertically elongated blotches whose depth is about 1/3-1/2 of body depth at same position; caudal peduncle depth 2.3-3.1 times in its length; interorbital width 33-43% HL; marked hump at nape in largest individuals (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in clear water with moderate current, about 50 cm depth (Ref. 75055). Inhabits streams and creeks in foothills with clear and cold water, and gravel to stone bottom. Occurs in groups. Feeds predominantly on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 59043).

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Kottelat, M., 2007. Three new species of Phoxinus from Greece and southern France (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(2):145-162. (Ref. 75055)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 01 January 2008

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00383 - 0.02073), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), 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):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .