Barbus euboicus Stephanidis, 1950
Evia barbel
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: streams of southern half of Evia (Euboea) Island, Greece.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosed from its congeners in Balkan Peninsula by having the following characters: last simple dorsal ray slender, serrated posteriorly along lower half in individuals less than about 10 cm SL, usually serrated in large ones; pectoral and pelvic triangular; when extended width between tip of first and last branched pelvic rays greater than length of last ray; and posterior margin of dorsal slightly concave; 46-52 + 3-4 scales on lateral line; 10-12 scale rows between lateral and dorsal origin; 7-8 scale rows between lateral and pelvic origin; and lower lip with a short median lobe or a median swollen pad in some individuals smaller than 12 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits streams on gravel bottom, with flow usually interrupted in summer when only a few pools may remain. During dry years, streams dry completely and this species survives only in a few pools (Ref. 59043). Occurs in water bodies on low-lying plains, with little current. Is threatened by water abstraction and pollution (Ref. 26100). Attains up to about 18 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (B1ab(i,ii)c(ii)+2ab(i,ii)c(ii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 21.04.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.04.10

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