Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: minimus: Named for its small size. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: upper Euphrates drainage in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95534)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. This species is distinguished from all congeners in the Middle East by the following combination of characters: more slender and longer caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle length 19.5-21.0 % SL vs. 17.7-19.0 in Turcinoemacheilus kosswigi); more anterior position of the anus, which is in the middle (or in front) of the distance between the pelvic-fin and the anal-fin origins (vs. behind the middle in T. hafezi and T. bahaii); very small size, up to 3.8 cm SL observed (vs. larger in all other species); and ten fixed nucleotide substitutions in the mtDNA COI barcode region studied, one of them non-silent and thus leading to an amino-acid change from isoleucine to valine (Ref. 95534).
The Göksu at the type locality of the species has about 30 m width, substrate consisting of coarse gravel and boulders, and fast-running water (Ref. 95534).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Esmaeili, H.R., G. Sayyadzadeh, M. Özulug, M. Geiger and J. Freyhof, 2014. Three new species of Turcinoemacheilus from Iran and Turkey (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(3):257-273. (Ref. 95534)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00311 - 0.01469), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .