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Scardinius graecus  Stephanidis, 1937

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Scardinius: A range of lofty mountains, Scardus, forming the boundary between Moesia and Macedonia.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical; 39°N - 36°N, 21°E - 24°E

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Europe: Lake Yliki in Greece. Previously found in Lake Paralimni, which is now drained.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556); common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by the following combination of characters: 38-43 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; anal fin usually with 11½ branched rays; pectoral fin with 14-18 rays; 17-24 gill rakers; dorsal profile of head conspicuously concave, tip of snout about level of middle eye; articulation of lower jaw below or behind anterior margin of eye; eye close to dorsal head profile when viewed laterally; head length 24-35% SL; and body depth 20-30% SL (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lakes and lowland water courses with little current. Feeds on plants (Ref. 26100). Deposits among vegetation adhesive, spherical and yellow eggs which hatch in 4 days at 25° C (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to water abstraction, pollution and habitat destruction (Ref. 26100).

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Deposits among vegetation adhesive, spherical and yellow eggs which hatch in 4 days at 25 C (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)

  Critically Endangered (CR) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,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 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00871 (0.00356 - 0.02129), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.