Luciobarbus bocagei (Steindachner, 1864)
Luciobarbus bocagei
photo by Ribeiro, F.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  80 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 11 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Atlantic slope of Spain and Portugal, from Lima to Sado drainages.
Diagnosis:  Diagnosed from other species of Barbus and Luciobarbus in Iberian Peninsula by having the following combination of characters: last simple dorsal ray moderately spinous, serrated posteriorly only along about half of its length in adults, serrae small, rarely absent; posterior edge of dorsal fin slightly concave, upper part of posterior edge at an angle to dorsal profile when fin is stretched; lower lip without median lobe or pad; tip of lower jaw exposed, not covered by lower lip; head length 25-28% SL; and lateral line with 44-49 + 3 scales (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits the middle and lower reaches of streams with slow current (Ref. 59043). Feeds on benthic invertebrates, detritus (Ref. 59043), plants and fish (Ref. 26100). Considered a long-lived species (Ref. 26100). Attains a maximum size of about 80 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.04.10

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