Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: theophilii: Named for Theophilos Chatzimichael, a prominent folk painter from Lesbos.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Europe: stream Evergetoulas, Lesbos Island in Greece. Asia: Bakir to Great Menderes drainages in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57755)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from its congeners in Europe by having forked caudal fin, caudal peduncle depth 1.1-1.3 times in its length, eye diameter 17-19% HL; no suborbital flap in males, lateral line reaching caudal base, and 8½ branched dorsal rays (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in the upper part of stream, with current and clear, cold water (Ref. 59043). Hides among the stones of the substrate. Stomach contents of a 6.32 cm SL female consists of aquatic insects larvae (Ref. 57755). Water abstraction may pose threat to its population (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Stoumboudi, M.T., M. Kottelat and R. Barbieri, 2006. The fishes of the inland waters of Lesbos Island, Greece. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(2):129-146. (Ref. 57755)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00646 (0.00289 - 0.01442), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .