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Leucos

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Leuciscinae
Higher classification  Cyprinidae
Order  Cypriniformes
Family  Cyprinidae
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Cyprinidae, Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii, Leucos aula, Pelasgus

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Leucos is a genus of fishes in the family Cyprinidae, from Southern Europe. They are roaches close to the genus Rutilus, and were only recently taxonomically distiguished from that genus.

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Molecular data suggest that Leucos diverged from Rutilus more than five million years ago, probably during the Messinian salinity crisis. The species of Leucos are typically of small size and they all live in still waters. They differ from Rutilus by the lack of spinous tubercles on scales and head in reproductive males, and also in the pharyngeal teeth formula. The sister group to Leucos is the monotypic Sarmarutilus.

Species

There are currently five recognized species in the genus:

  • Leucos albus Marić, 2010
  • Leucos aula Bonaparte, 1841
  • Leucos basak Heckel, 1843 (Dalmatian roach)
  • Leucos panosi Bogutskaya & Iliadou, 2006 (Acheloos roach)
  • Leucos ylikiensis Economidis, 1991
  • References

    Leucos Wikipedia


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