Classification / Names
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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 / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
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).
Europe: Albania, Greece (Aoos, Semani, Shkumbini and Erzeni drainages).
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).
Economidis, P.S., 2005. Barbatula pindus, a new species of stone loach from Greece (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 16(1):67-74.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00220 - 0.01254), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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) .