Pelasgus prespensis (Karaman, 1924)
Prespa minnow
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Family:  Leuciscidae (Minnows), subfamily: Leuciscinae
Max. size:  7.3 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 3.9 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Lakes Prespa in Greece, Macedonia, and Albania.
Diagnosis:  Scales very small, not overlapping and deeply embedded in skin.
Biology:  Inhabits still waters of lakes and lake shores, with abundant aquatic vegetation. Population has declined due to the introduction of alien species (Pseudorasbora parva, Rhodeus amarus). Maximum size reaches up to about 5.5 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (B1ab(iii,iv,v)+2ab(iii,iv,v)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 08.05.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 14.11.16

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