Acanthobrama telavivensis Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973
photo by Darom, D.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Eurasia: Tigris-Euphrates, Aleppo and Orontes water systems as well as in most waters of Israel. Has been threatened by water pollution (Ref. 11028).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 11-14. Compressed body, dorsal fin inserted behind the origin of pelvic fins. Mouth subterminal, lower jaw at an angle of 25-40° to the horizontal. Pharyngeal teeth 5-5. Silvery body with a dark lateral band.
Biology:  Found in ponds and slow-moving rivers in very dense populations.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 January 2013 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 21.03.97

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