Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: pindus: Named after the ancient and recent name of the Pindus range which forms the back bone of Greece and in which the river Aoos and its tributary Sarantaporos have their sources.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Europe: Albania, Greece (Aoos, Semani, Shkumbini and Erzeni drainages).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55660)
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 35 - 36. Differs from all European and western Anatolian Nemacheilinae in having a stout caudal peduncle (depth 1.17-1.38 times in its length), long paired fins and barbels, and a deeply forked caudal fin. Differs also in having pectoral fin length 22.4-25.5% SL; pelvic fin length 18.2-20.1% SL; anterior rostral barbel length (8.1-9.9% SL) and posterior rostral barbel length (6.1-8.8% SL) (Ref. 55660). Also reported to be diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by having caudal peduncle depth 1.4-1.6 times in its length, eye diameter 16-18% HL, no suborbital flap in males, lateral line reaching only to anal base, and 8 ½ branched dorsal rays (Ref. 59043).
Occurs in creeks and streams with stone bottom and in riffles (Ref. 59043). Seems to prefer clean and clear water with stony, gravely or sandy bottoms, with quite fast current (Ref. 55660). Also found in stream sections characterized by quieter and shallow areas (Ref. 55660). A short-lived species which inhabits highland water courses (Ref. 26100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Economidis, P.S., 2005. Barbatula pindus, a new species of stone loach from Greece (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):67-74. (Ref. 55660)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00661 (0.00297 - 0.01469), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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 (15 of 100) .