Squalius malacitanus Doadrio & Carmona, 2006
photo by Hartl, A.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.61 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadiaro drainages in Spain.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Distinguished from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: 7 or 8 branched rays in the dorsal fin; 8 branched rays in the anal fin; 2 rows of pharyngeal teeth on both sides with 2 and 5 teeth, respectively; low caudal peduncle; 10 gill rakers; lateral line scales 41; scale rows above lateral line 7.6; 3 scale rows below lateral line; 38 vertebrae, 21 abdominal and 17 caudal vertebrae; large fourth and fifth infraorbital bones; maxilla without pointed anterior process, middle part of the frontal bone narrow; narrow neurocranium bone; the lower branched of the pharyngeal bone is long and delicate; inferior lamina of the urohyal bone is short and wide (Ref. 72459).
Biology:  Occurs in streams with clear waters and gravel bottoms and prefers moderate flowing stretches (Ref. 72459).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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