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: Anaecypris: Greek, ana = up + Greek, Cypris = Aphrodite (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Temperate; 44°N - 36°N, 8°W - 3°W
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43324); max. reported age: 3 years (Ref. 59043)
The only species of the genus which can be diagnosed from other species of Cyprinidae in Iberian Peninsula by having upturned mouth, dorsal origin behind pelvic fin base, scaleless keel between pelvic fin and anus, 58-73 total scales in midlateral row, incomplete lateral line with perforating 2-23 scales (sometimes absent) and 84-130 gill rakes (Ref. 59043).
Europe: Guadiana drainage in Spain and Portugal (Ref. 59043). Considered the most endangered primary fish in Iberian waters (Ref. 13392).
Inhabits small streams with swift current (often pools in summer) and pebble to rock bottom, usually without submerged vegetation (Ref. 59043). Reported to occur in lowland streams with a moderate current and abundant submerged plants. Pelagic filter feeder (Ref. 26100) . Feeds on filamentous algae and small invertebrate. Migrates upstream to spawn then returns to downstream areas at beginning of summer, where permanent water is retained throughout the year (Ref. 59043). Due to its threats such as habitat destruction and water pollution (Ref. 26100), a conservation project started under the EU-Life Nature program (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p.
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00314 - 0.01392), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.29 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 (15 of 100) .