Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Subtropical, preferred ?; 44°N - 36°N
Europe: Iberian Peninsula in Douro, Mondego, Umia, Limia, Tagus, Miño and Lérez drainages (Ref. 59043). Listed in the Spanish Red Data Book (Ref. 35754).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35754); common length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 28035)
soft rays: 6 - 9;
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Mouth subterminal, snout rounded; head length about equal to maximum body depth; infraorbitals 4 and 5 expanded; communication preopercular-mandibular and infraorbital canals present; supraethmoid narrow and short (Ref. 28035). Diagnosed from its congeners in Iberian Peninsula by the following characters: scales on lateral line 39-44 + 2-3; 3-4½ scale rows between lateral line and pelvic fin origin; infraorbital bones narrow, width of infraorbitals 2 and 5 about 2 times width of sensory canal on same bones; snout rounded, mouth subterminal; and head length about equal to body depth (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits from hill streams to middle stretches of rivers (Ref. 59043). Occurs in rivers on the low plains and at high attitudes. Can withstand low levels of oxygen during summer. Juveniles are omnivorous whereas adults feed on arthropods and other animals (Ref. 35754). Reported to feed on fry of other fish species. Involved in the Iberocypris alburnoides hybrid complex
(Ref. 59043). Threatened due to habitat destruction, pollution and the introduction of other species (Ref. 26100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Interspecific hybridization occurs between males of L. carolitertii and females of L. alburnoides.
Carmona, J.A. and I. Doadrio, 2000. Threatened fishes of the world: Leuciscus carolitertii Doadrio, 1988 (Cyprinidae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 57:96. (Ref. 35754)
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=0.00813 (0.00386 - 0.01712), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.38 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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .