Spanish Minnowcarp – Portugal -EUROPA 2021- Maxim Card

The saramugo (Anaecypris hispanica) is a small freshwater fish that is 6 to 7 cm in length, with a small head and large eyes, and silver to pinkish color with numerous small dark spots along its flanks. It prefers shallow waterways with low to moderate current and clean oxygen-rich waters, with abundant aquatic vegetation.

In the Portuguese Guadiana basin, this Iberian endemic species only occurs in certain tributaries, such as the Ardila or Odeleite rivers. With extremely fragmented and severely declining populations, it is critically endangered (CR), essentially due to water pollution and the destruction of its native habitats (e.g. due to water abstraction or aggregate extraction).

A Maxim Card is listed

Date of Issue -07 May 2021 Denomination -0.88 Euro MS -Print run – 35,000