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Oxynoemacheilus theophilii  Stoumboudi, Kottelat & Barbieri, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: theophilii: Named for Theophilos Chatzimichael, a prominent folk painter from Lesbos..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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Europe: stream Evergetoulas, Lesbos Island in Greece. Asia: Bakir to Great Menderes drainages in Turkey.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57755)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from its congeners in Europe by having forked caudal fin, caudal peduncle depth 1.1-1.3 times in its length, eye diameter 17-19% HL; no suborbital flap in males, lateral line reaching caudal base, and 8½ branched dorsal rays (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the upper part of stream, with current and clear, cold water (Ref. 59043). Hides among the stones of the substrate. Stomach contents of a 6.32 cm SL female consists of aquatic insects larvae (Ref. 57755). Water abstraction may pose threat to its population (Ref. 59043).

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Stoumboudi, M.T., M. Kottelat and R. Barbieri, 2006. The fishes of the inland waters of Lesbos Island, Greece. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 17(2):129-146. (Ref. 57755)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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