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: Achondrostoma: Name refers to the absence of horny plate on the mouth..
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 44°N - 39°N, 9°W - 1°E
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 4.4  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556)
Diagnosed from its congeners by the possession of the following characters: lateral line usually with 40-45 + 3 scales; 4-5 scale rows between lateral line and pelvic fin origin; 14 circumpeduncular scale rows; eye diameter equal to or greater than snout length; snout rounded, obtuse; and ventral profile of head without marked angle at articulation of lower jaw (Ref. 59043).
Europe: Spain and Portugal in most drainages from Jucar northward and headwaters of Tagus, except northern slope. Introduced in Guadiana drainage.
A short-lived species which lives in lakes and mountain streams, including the middle reaches of rivers (Ref. 11240). Also found in reservoirs in hilly areas. Juveniles occur in shallow areas with slow current and move to deeper and faster waters in late July. Opportunistic feeder, but preying mainly on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to pollution, habitat destruction and the introduction of other species (Ref. 26100).
Doadrio, I. and B. Elvira, 2007. A new species of the genus Achondrostoma Robalo, Almada, Levy and Doadrio, 2007 (Actynopterigii, Cyprinidae) from Western Spain. Graellsia 63(2):295-304.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00918 (-0.15001 - 0.16837), b=3.08 (2.99 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this family-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=1-4; k= 0.25).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .