Phoxinus ketmaieri Bianco & De Bonis, 2015
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Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Phoxininae
Max. size:  4.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Krk island and probably River Cetina, River Zrmanje and others rivers of the Dalmatian district, the rivers Krka and Neretva in Croatia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 7-8. Phoxinus ketmaieri is distinguished from other congeners from Italy and Western Balkans by having low number of scales in longitudinal series 58-61, and number of circumpeduncular scales, 24-26. The holotype has a depigmented body but with melanophores traces of the former pigmentation and breast blotches of scales separated. In a paratype from Zrmanje, the longitudinal stripe extends from the tip of snout to the end of caudal peduncle where it ends in a roundish spot. The pharyngeal teeth usually 4.1 or 4.2, body moderately elongate, dorsal profile convex sometimes with a slightly pronounced hump, dorsal profile of the head slightly more convex than ventral, snout blunt, mouth slightly subterminal, and chin rounded (Ref. 105385).
Biology:  On the Krk island, this species was encountered in a small brook, Baska brook at Baska draga, not far from the sea (Ref. 105385).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.01.16

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