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Luciobarbus guercifensis Doadrio, Perea & Yahyahoui, 2016

Guercif barbel
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: guercifensis: The species name guercifensis was selected, as because the species is mainly distributed around the Guercif village in Morocco (Ref. 107618).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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Africa: Moulouya River in Morocco (Ref. 107618).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 107618)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Diagnosis: This species differs from other Luciobarbus species by the following combination of characters: 45-48 scales along the lateral line, 6.5-8.5 scales above lateral line, and 5.5 scales below lateral line; the last single ray of the dorsal fin is strongly ossified with the maximum width 6.2-9.2% of its length; the last single dorsal fin ray is densely denticulated along its length, and, in adult specimens, the number of denticulations exceeds 25; the ethmoid bone is wider than its length; most specimens possess a single pharyngeal tooth in the inner row; the number of vertebrae is 39-41; the interorbital distance is 1.7-2.2 times the eye diameter; the caudal peduncle is longer than the one seen in Luciobarbus nasus, with depth 2.1-2.6 times the length of the anal peduncle; and the posterior segment, manubrium, of the lachrymal bone is short and high (Ref. 107618).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in large rivers, mainly in mid-stream, usually in riffle areas (Ref. 107618). It is a rare species that has been found in few places (Ref. 107618).

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Doadrio, I., M. Casal-López, S. Perea and A. Yahyaoui, 2016. Taxonomy of rheophilic Luciobarbus Heckel, 1842 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from Morocco with the description of two new species. Graellsia 72(1,e039):1-17. (Ref. 107618)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00303 - 0.01197), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .