Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Aulopyge: Greek, aulos = flute + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335). More on author: Heckel.
The genus is placed here in Barbinae tentatively following Gaubert et al. (2009) and other molecular studies (pers. comm., J. Freyhof, Oct. 2013).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate; 46°N - 42°N, 14°E - 19°E
Europe: Croatia (Cetina, Krka and Zrmanja drainages) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (Karstic streams in Glamocko, Livanjsko and Duvanjsko poljes, Lakes Busko and Blidinje).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The only species of the genus and can be diagnosed from other cyprinid species in Europe by having the following characters: prolonged urogenital papilla fused with anterior edge of anal in female; 2 pairs of barbels; last simple dorsal ray serrated; scales almost or completely absent (Ref. 59043).
Adults inhabit streams with swift water, still waters and lakes and enter subterranean waters during winter or dry seasons. Larvae and juveniles live on the bottom and are solitary. Omnivorous. Spawn in shallow areas of rivers and lakes. Attain up to about 20 cm SL. Threatened due to small range, water abstraction and pollution. The sharp decline of its population during 20th century had been caused by habitat loss and pollution (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00832 (0.00506 - 0.01366), b=3.10 (2.95 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm = 2).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .