Acanthobrama lissneri Tortonese, 1952
photo by Hamidan, N.A.

Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to the Jordan River drainage basin, where it is widely distributed in lakes and most tributaries. In the coastal plain of Palestine it occurs only in the Nahr al-Muqatta (Qishon River).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 12-16. Elongate and compressed body. Mouth sub terminal, its cleft reaching to below the nostrils. Pharyngeal teeth 5-5, smooth and hooked.
Biology:  Found near the bottom of lakes, ponds and streams of slow-flowing water. Spawning season: January to April.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 25 January 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.07.91
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 12.11.97
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 21.03.97

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