Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides

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Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Tropidophoxinellus
Species: T. alburnoides
Binomial name
Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides
(Steindachner, 1866)
Mapa Squalius alburnoides.png
Synonyms
Leuciscus alburnoides

Iberocypris alburnoides
Squalius alburnoides

Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides is a species of fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is found in Portugal and Spain. Its natural habitats are rivers and intermittent rivers. It may be threatened by habitat loss.

Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides is a highly peculiar fish in regard to its evolution and reproduction. It has been derived from hybridisation between females of Squalius pyrenaicus and males of another, unknown cyprinid species, and maintains the genomes of both parental species. Tropidophoxinellus alburnoides may have various numbers of these genomes (polyploidy), and may use different reproductive modes to pass them on to the offspring, including asexual reproduction, normal meiosis and hybridogenesis.

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