Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; non-migratory. Subtropical; 17°C - 24°C (Ref. 2059)
Asia: in the Damascus river and in the Jordan Dead Sea basin. All records from outside this area are misidentifications (Ref. 13609). New record from Turkey (Ref. 58342).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13609); common length : 8.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11028)
Occurs in very different biotopes, such as streams with fast or slow-moving currents, with stony or muddy beds, as well as with vegetation.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., F. Erk'akan, C. Özeren and A. Perdices, 2011. An overview of the western Palaearctic loach genus Oxynoemacheilus (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 22(4):301-312. (Ref. 92318)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.00759 (0.00401 - 0.01433), b=3.01 (2.85 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±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 (24 of 100) .