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Rutilus meidingeri  (Heckel, 1851)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Rutilus: Latin, rutilus = reddish (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate; 5°C - 20°C (Ref. 12468); 49°N - 47°N, 12°E - 14°E

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Europe: Austrian subalpine Lakes Attersee, Mondsee and Wolfgangsee; a small population in Austrian stretch of Danube. Extirpated in Lakes Traunsee in Austria and Chiemsee in Germany. Rutilus populations of uncertain identity from upper Tisza system (Slovakia, Hungary) might belong to this species.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 70.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556); max. published weight: 5.0 kg (Ref. 556)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Differs from its congeners in Danube drainage by having the following unique characters: almost cylindrical body, 62-67 + 3-4 scales along the lateral line, abdomen posterior to pelvics rounded, in breeding males large, scattered tubercles on top and side of head. Other characters useful to distinguish this species include the following combination of characters: rounded and stout snout, subterminal mouth, grey or slightly yellowish iris and fins, and 8-9 ½ branched dorsal rays (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in subalpine lakes. Preys on benthic invertebrates. Breeds in lake tributaries or streams connecting lakes in shallow areas with current and near shore. Has been extirpated since 1980 from two of five lakes it originally inhabited (Ref. 59043).

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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. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00381 - 0.01658), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.50 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (62 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.