Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in water bodies on low-lying plains, with little current (Ref. 26100). Found in a variety of habitats, most abundant in large rivers and streams with slow to moderate current. Avoids upper, cold water streams. Widely distributed and locally abundant, but populations are greatly fragmented and several of them are potentially threatened as many small streams turn dry during summer. Maximum life span is about 18 years (Ref. 59043).
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Distribution

Range Description

Southern Spain and Portugal: from Segura to Mira drainages.
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Europe: Southern Spain and Portugal from Segura to Mira drainages.
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Spain and Portugal.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 297 mm FL
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Max. size

29.7 cm FL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 12313)); 41.3 cm FL (female); max. reported age: 18 years (Ref. 59043)
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Iberian Peninsula by having the following characters: sharp contrast between dark back and whitish belly in adults larger than 30 cm SL; caudal peduncle stout, depth about 1.2-1.4 times in its length; head length 24-29% SL; lateral line with 42-45 + 3 scales; last simple dorsal ray hardened and rigid on 1/2-3/4 of its length, with small serrae posteriorly along most of length; lower lip with or mostly without median lobe; and lower jaw tip covered by lower lip (Ref. 59043).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Habitat:
Occurs in a variety of habitats; most abundant in large rivers and streams with slow to moderate current. Avoids upper, cold water streams.

Biology:
Lives up to about 18 years. Males reproduce for the first time at 2-4 years (7-9 cm), females at 6-7 years (11-16 cm). Spawns in May-June.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Females spawned 2 batches of eggs during the reproductive season. End of the spawning season, coincided with decreased oxygen saturation.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.

Reviewer/s
Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)

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Justification
A widespread and locally abundant species, but many small streams are dry in summer and populations are greatly fragmented and several potentially threatened.

History
  • 2006
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2006)
  • 2006
    Least Concern
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Population

Population
Abundant.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No major threats known.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No information.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

gamefish: yes
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Wikipedia

Andalusian Barbel

The Andalusian barbel, Luciobarbus sclateri, is a freshwater fish species in the family Cyprinidae. It is here placed in Luciobarbus following the IUCN, but that genus is very closely related to the other typical barbels and perhaps better considered a mere subgenus of Barbus. The Andalusian barbel was formerly included in L. bocagei as subspecies.[1]

L. sclateri is endemic to the southern part Iberian Peninsula, where it occurs in both Portugal and Spain. It inhabits the middle and lower parts of rivers, between the Segura's and the Mira Rivers' drainage basins. It is not very particular as regards its habitat choice, and will utilise anything except small cool torrential mountain streams. They spawn at the beginning of summer, between May and June. The males reach sexual maturity at 2 to 4 years of age and around 8 cm (3.1 in), while females only reach maturity in their sixth or seventh year and at 11 to 16 cm (4.3 to 6.3 in) in length. Despite its fairly small size for a barbel, it is a long-lived species, with a maximum age of 18 years having been recorded.[2]

The Andalusian barbel is quite abundant and not considered a threatened species by the IUCN, though locally populations may go extinct during summer droughts which isolate and dry up small creeks it inhabits. Habitat fragmentation, which is already affecting the species, is exacerbated by this.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ de Graaf et al. (2007), Almodóvar et al. (2008), Freyhof & Kottelat (2008)
  2. ^ a b Freyhof & Kottelat (2008)

References[edit]

  • Almodóvar, Ana; Nicola, Graciela G. & Elvira, Benigno (2008): Natural hybridization of Barbus bocagei x Barbus comizo (Cyprinidae) in Tagus River basin, central Spain [English with French abstract]. Cybium 32(2): 99-102. PDF fulltext
  • de Graaf, Martin; Megens, Hendrik-Jan; Samallo, Johannis & Sibbing, Ferdinand A. (2007): Evolutionary origin of Lake Tana's (Ethiopia) small Barbus species: indications of rapid ecological divergence and speciation. Anim. Biol. 57(1): 39-48. doi:10.1163/157075607780002069 (HTML abstract)
  • Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). Luciobarbus sclateri. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 23 September 2009.
  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Luciobarbus sclateri" in FishBase. April 2014 version.
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