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: Pseudochondrostoma: Name refers to its morphological similarity with the genus Chondrostoma
as a consequence of homoplasy in multiple traits..
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Diagnosed from its congeners by having the following characters: slightly arched lower jaw edge; 60-70 + 3-4 scales on lateral line; anal fin usually with 8½ branched rays; 18-24 gill rakers; 5-5 pharyngeal teeth; caudal peduncle depth 1.9-2.1 times in its length; and upper half of body with numerous small black dots for individuals from Portugal and Galicia (Ref. 59043).
Europe: Iberian Peninsula from Douro drainage to Galicia.
Found in the middle stretches of rivers, in areas with current. Feeds on vegetal matter, supplemented by small invertebrates and detritus. Occurs in groups, especially during prespawning migration. Spawns from April to June. (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00312 - 0.01398), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .