Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Phoxininae
Etymology: Phoxinus: Greek, phoxinos = certain river fish (Ref. 45335); septimaniae: Septimania refers to the region of the Roman province Galia Narbonensis more or less corresponding with today's Languedoc-Roussillon (France) and the distribution range of the species. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Europe: Vidourle drainages in France (Ref. 75055). Possibly an introgression zone with Phoxinus phoxinus in lower Rhône, from about Lyon southward (Ref. 59043).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75055)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from its congeners in Europe by having patches of breast scales continuous across breast, lateral line usually reaching at least anal fin base, a faint midlateral stripe on flank in preserved individuals, more or less dissociated into squarish blotches, dorsal half of body goldish-bronze with few darker vermiculations, caudal peduncle depth 2.1-2.9 times in its length, snout length 28-33% HL, 0.9-1.3 times eye diameter, and anal fin origin below or behind base of last dorsal ray (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits small streams with clear, cold, well oxygenated water over gravel to stone bottom (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2007. Three new species of Phoxinus from Greece and southern France (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(2):145-162. (Ref. 75055)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (21 of 100) .