Oxynoemacheilus bureschi (Drensky, 1928)
Bulgarian stone loach
Oxynoemacheilus bureschi
photo by Sediva, A.

 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Europe: Vardar to Vistonis drainages in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece (Ref. 59043). Reported from northwestern Turkey (Ref. 58342).
 Diagnosis:  Distinguished from its congeners in Europe by the possession of the following combination of characters: caudal fin forked; caudal peduncle depth 1.9-2.3 times in its length; eye diameter 21-26% HL; adult males with suborbital flap; lateral line reaching caudal base; dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays; and processus dentiformis present (Ref. 59043).
 Biology:  Inhabits flowing water with gravel to stone bottoms, usually in riffles and rapids. Spawns in June (Ref. 59043).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 07.11.00
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.03.16

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