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Barbus peloponnesius  Valenciennes, 1842

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Barbus: Latin, barbus = barbel (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Valenciennes.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate

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Europe: endemic to the western Greece from Kalamas to Pamissos drainages. Introduced and established in the Isonzo River, northeastern Italy (Ref. 45688).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-9. Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Balkan Peninsula by having the following characters: last simple dorsal ray not stronger than branched rays, not serrated posteriorly; 47-53 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; 5-7 scale rows between lateral and pelvic base; small black spots (plain in some populations from Peloponnese) on head and body; often faint dark stripes or faint rows of dark spots along scale rows; lower lip with a median swollen pad (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in lakes and in water bodies on low-lying plains, with little current (Ref. 26100). Found in lower and upper parts of streams with stone bottom and current. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 59043). Threatened by water abstraction (Ref. 26100). Attains a maximum size of about 19 cm SL (Ref. 59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Males and females splash during spawning (peaks in evening, at sunset). Individual females actively dig holes with anal, into which eggs are released (Ref. 59043). Fractional spawner (Ref. 59043).

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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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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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=0.01072 (0.00511 - 0.02246), b=2.98 (2.80 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 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):  Moderate vulnerability (44 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.