|Scope: Global & Europe|
|Scientific Name:||Luciobarbus albanicus (Steindachner, 1870)|
Barbus albanicus Steindachner, 1870
Messinobarbus albanicus (Steindachner, 1870)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Despite its scientific name, does not occur in Albania.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
A widespread species with no known major widespread threats.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||Western Greece, from Kalamas to Mornos (except Acheron) and Pinios drainages (Peloponnese), including Lakes Trichonis, Amvrakia and Pamvotis.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat: |
Lakes and lower course of rivers, with mud to sand bottom.
Spawns for the first time at 3-4 years, lives up to 14 years. Spawns in May-July. Fractional spawner. Spawns in both lakes and their tributaries. Individual females spawn with 3-7 males on sandy beaches, especially near estuaries of tributaries. Eggs are non-adhesive. Larvae and juveniles form small monospecific schools in bays and harbours. Feeds on algae, plant material, insect larvae and detritus.
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Luciobarbus albanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T60728A12401079.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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