Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Leuciscidae
(Minnows) > Leuciscinae
Etymology: .malacitanus: Specific name derived from the name of the province of Malaga, the Spanish region where the species inhabits.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
Europe: Guadalmina, Guadaiza and Guadiaro drainages in Spain.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 72459)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2 - 3;
soft rays: 7 - 8. Distinguished from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: 7 or 8 branched rays in the dorsal fin; 8 branched rays in the anal fin; 2 rows of pharyngeal teeth on both sides with 2 and 5 teeth, respectively; low caudal peduncle; 10 gill rakers; lateral line scales 41; scale rows above lateral line 7.6; 3 scale rows below lateral line; 38 vertebrae, 21 abdominal and 17 caudal vertebrae; large fourth and fifth infraorbital bones; maxilla without pointed anterior process, middle part of the frontal bone narrow; narrow neurocranium bone; the lower branched of the pharyngeal bone is long and delicate; inferior lamina of the urohyal bone is short and wide (Ref. 72459).
Occurs in streams with clear waters and gravel bottoms and prefers moderate flowing stretches (Ref. 72459).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Doadrio, I. and J.A. Carmona, 2006. Phylogenetic overview of the genus Squalius (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) in the Iberian Peninsula, with description of two new species. Cybium 30(3):199-214. (Ref. 72459)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Endangered (EN) (B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v)); Date assessed: 01 January 2008
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=0.00832 (0.00415 - 0.01667), b=3.13 (2.97 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 (24 of 100) .