Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Africa: Kasab River basin in Morocco (Ref. 107618).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosis: This species is distinguished from its congeners by the combination of following characters: 44-46 scales in lateral line, 9.5 scales above lateral line; width of the last single ray of the dorsal fin more than 10% of its height; denticulations of the last single ray of the dorsal fin sparsely serrated, 20-21 denticulations in adults; weak pharyngeal teeth; a narrow lachrymal manubrium; a narrow ethmoid bone; a narrow kinethmoid bone; and caudal peduncle is short and high, anal peduncle length is less than 2 times the body least depth (Ref. 107618).
Found in rivers (Ref. 2801).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Doadrio, I., M. Casal-López, S. Perea and A. Yahyaoui, 2016. Taxonomy of rheophilic Luciobarbus Heckel, 1842 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from Morocco with the description of two new species. Graellsia 72(1,e039):1-17. (Ref. 107618)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00399 - 0.03013), b=2.97 (2.73 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100).