Squalius microlepis Heckel, 1843
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 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Leuciscinae
 Max. size:  34 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Europe: Prolosko and Ricice basins near Imotski, Matica drainage near Vrgorac in Croatia; Tihaljina and possibly Trebizat (a Neretva tributary) drainages in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
 Diagnosis:  Differs from its congeners in Western Balkans and Adriatic basin by the following characters: 67-75 scales on lateral line; ½13-15/1/5-6 scales in transverse row from dorsal to pelvic fin origins; 24-26 scales around caudal peduncle; mouth terminal; dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays; and anal fin with 8½ branched rays (Ref. 59043).
 Biology:  Found in lakes and still water. Adults prey on juvenile fishes. Spawns along lake shores. Threatened due to overfishing (Ref. 59043).
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (B2ab(ii,iii)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 08.05.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.06.10

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