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.; salmantinum: Derived from Salmantia, the Roman name for Salamanca, the Spanish city and the province where the species occurs.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: Huebra, Turones and Uces rivers and their tributaries in the Duero basin, Spain.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75032); 8.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2 - 3;
soft rays: 6 - 7. Distinguished from all congeners by the following combination of characters: dorsal and anal fins with seven branched rays; pharyngeal teeth 5-5; narrow caudal peduncle; number of gill rakers 15-22 (mean = 18.4); lateral line scales 44-53 (mean = 49.1); scales on upper transverse line 9-10 (mean = 9.6); scales on lower transverse line 4-6 (mean = 5.5); four diagnostic isozyme loci (IDHP-2*, IDHP-3*, MDH-B* and PEP*) and one unique allele (MDHA*
95) (Ref. 75032).
Occurs in seasonal streams with clear waters, sandy bottoms and prefers slow flowing reaches with abundant aquatic macrophytes (Ref. 75032).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. (Ref. 75032)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00383 - 0.02073), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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 (19 of 100) .