Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 18. Subtropical; 5°C - 30°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?; 37°N - 36°N
Europe: Rhodos Island in Greece. Records from Turkey refer to Ladigesocypris irideus (from Bergama to Dalaman) and Ladigesocypris mermere (Lake Marmara).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13373); 9.0 cm SL (female); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 40061)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from other cyprinids in southeastern Europe by the possession of the following characters: incomplete lateral line, with perforating 11-17 scales; 27-23 total scales in midlateral row; dorsal fin with 6-8½ branched rays; anal fin with 7-9½ branched rays; broad dark midlateral stripe from head to caudal base, separating dark brown back from white belly (Ref. 59043).
A short-lived species which inhabits lakes, rivers, springs, and associated wetlands (Ref. 26100). Found in slow-flowing stretches of streams, especially roots of trees, bank cavities and among vegetation. Larvae occur along banks among vegetation. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates and algae, mainly on plant material in summer. Juveniles and adults die in large number during summer and autumn drought. Spawns among aquatic vegetation, especially filamentous algae. Threatened due to water abstraction in dry season and habitat destruction (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
A fractional spawner. Eggs are adhesive, 1.3 mm in diameter and hatch in 4 days (Ref. 59043).
Bogutskaya, N.G., 1996. Contribution to the knowledge of leuciscine fishes of Asia Minor. Part 1. Morphology and taxonomic relationships of Leuciscus borysthenicus (Kessler, 1859), L. smyrnaeus Boulenger, 1896 and Ladigesocypris ghigii (Gianferrari, 1927). Publ. Espec. Inst. Esp. Oceanogr. 21:25-44. (Ref. 13373)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00653 - 0.01463), b=3.16 (3.04 - 3.28), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tmax=3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .