Iberochondrostoma lemmingii (Steindachner, 1866)
Iberochondrostoma lemmingii
photo by Ribeiro, F.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: Spain and Portugal: Tagus, Guadiana, Odiel, Guadalquivir (except Jándula system) and southwestern Douro drainages. In Appendix III of the Bern Convention (protected fauna).
Diagnosis:  Diagnosed from its congeners by having usually 49-59 + 2-3 scales on the lateral line, 4½-7 scale rows between lateral line and pelvic origin, and eye diameter 1.0-1.5 times snout length (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in the middle reaches of streams with moderate current and abundant aquatic vegetation (Ref. 59043) and in the lower reaches of rivers with slow current and abundant submerged plants (Ref. 26100). Feeds on invertebrates, plants (Ref. 26100) and zooplankton (Ref. 59043). Spawns from March to May. Threatened due to water abstraction and the introduction of other species (Ref. 26100).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 22 August 2010 (A2ace+3ce) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 04.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 10.09.94

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