Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: Tropidophoxinellus: Greek, trope, -idos = turn + Greek, phoxinos = certain river fish; diminituve (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 38°N - 37°N, 22°E - 24°E
Europe: Nedas to Evrotas drainages in southern Peloponnese, Greece.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); max. reported age: 4 years (Ref. 59043)
Diagnosed from Tropidophoxinellus hellenicus by having the following characters: mouth terminal, upper jaw projecting slightly beyond lower jaw; and 40-44 + 2-3 scales along lateral line (Ref. 59043).
Found in lowland water courses with little current (Ref. 26100). Also inhabits springs and stretches of streams with moderate current. Most populations occur in small streams and are very sensitive to water abstraction and pollution (Ref. 59043). Feeds on invertebrates, plants (Ref. 26100) and small aquatic insects (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to pollution, habitat destruction (Ref. 26100) and water abstraction (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Eggs adhesive, 1.6 mm in diameter (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)); Date assessed: 31 January 2006
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00391 - 0.01689), 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
): 2.7 ±0.24 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming fecundity<10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .