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Vimba melanops  (Heckel, 1837)

Macedonian vimba
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Leuciscinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Temperate; 43°N - 40°N, 22°E - 27°E

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by the following characters: anal fin with 15-18½ (usually 16½) branched rays; back not keeled behind dorsal base; in spawning season, males with a broad black midlateral stripe, belly and check white (Ref. 59043).

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Eurasia: Northern Aegean basin from Maritza to Pinios drainages (Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Macedonia).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers and streams, usually with relatively swift current (Ref. 59043). Also occurs in lakes and lowland water courses with little current. Feeds on invertebrates and plants (Ref. 26100). Spawns among stones in large rivers (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to habitat destruction, angling and water abstraction (Ref. 26100).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p. (Ref. 59043)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00404 - 0.01032), b=3.19 (3.06 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.28 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.