Rhodeus colchicus Bogutskaya & Komlev, 2001
photo by Bogutskaya, N.G. / Komlev, A.M.

Family:  Acheilognathidae (Bitterlings)
Max. size:  6.81 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Western Asia: West Transcaucasia, Georgia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-10; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 8-10; Vertebrae: 33-36. Distinguished from congeners by the following characters: large scales (34 to 37, commonly 35, in the lateral row), commonly 9 branched rays in both the dorsal and anal fins, a low number of vertebrae (33 to 36 total, commonly 35), a deep shortened 2nd infraorbital, a broad 4th infraorbital and a well developed 5th one with a widened lamellate portion (Ref. 50154).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 March 2013 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.12.03

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