Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Barbus: Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 42°N - 36°N
Europe: Prespa Lakes basin in Albania, Greece and Macedonia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 11 - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27706)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Balkan Peninsula by the following characters: dorsal profile of snout distinctly concave in large individuals; last simple dorsal ray spinous, weakly serrated posteriorly, serrae restricted to about median half of ray; lateral line with 50-54 + 3 scales; body covered by small, weakly marked black spots; and lower lip thick, fleshy, with a median lobe (Ref. 59043).
A short-lived species which occurs in lakes and water bodies on low-lying plains, with little current. Feeds on invertebrates and plants (Ref. 26100), preying mainly on Gammarus in lakes and on insects in streams (Ref. 59043). Spawns in tributaries or on gravel beaches in lake, especially near underwater springs (Ref. 59043). Threatened by overfishing and water abstraction (Ref. 26100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 1997. European freshwater fishes. An heuristic checklist of the freshwater fishes of Europe (exclusive of former USSR), with an introduction for non-systematists and comments on nomenclature and conservation. Biologia, Bratislava, 52/Suppl. 5:1-271. (Ref. 13696)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00637 - 0.01720), b=3.11 (2.97 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.28 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100).