Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Pseudophoxinus: Greek, pseudes = false + Greek, phoxinos = a certain river fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical; 40°N - 30°N
Africa: Tunisia (Ref. 2801).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.2 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14. Dorsal fin origin situated in the middle of the space between pelvic-fin origin and anal-fin origin, its superior border straight or convex, and with 3 unbranched and 7 to 8 branched rays (Ref. 52918, Ref. 52923). Anal fin with concave inferior border, not reaching the caudal fin, and with 3 unbranched and 10 to 11 branched rays (Ref. 52918, Ref. 52923). Pelvic fin, not reaching anal-fin origin, with 2 unbranched and 6 to 7 branched rays (Ref. 52918, Ref. 52924). Pectoral fin pointed and reaching pelvic fin (Ref. 52924). Scales: 60-72 lateral-line scales, 14-16 above lateral line, 4-6 between lateral line and pelvic fin; 26 around caudal peduncle (Ref. 52918, Ref. 52923). The lateral line is complete, follows a ventral line and is median situated at the end of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 52923). It is olive-colored on the dorsal side, silvery on the flanks and ventral side, with a black lateral band (Ref. 52923). Dorsal and caudal fin grey-colored (Ref. 52924).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lévêque, C. and J. Daget, 1984. Cyprinidae. p. 217-342. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 2801)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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 (0.00397 - 0.01666), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .