Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Sabanejewia: Because of P. Sabanejev, expert in plankton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Europe: Romania from River Ialomita and tributaries of the lower River Siret in Danube drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Presence of a midlateral row of dark blotches along flank. Ventral adipose crest on caudal peduncle absent or less developed than dorsal one. Row of small spots directly below midlateral blotches absent. Dorsal origin in front of pelvic origin. Distance between the two dark spots at caudal base greater than their diameter. Interspaces between midlateral blotches with very little or no dark pigmentation.
Found in sandy streams with clean water and moderate to fast current, in sand burrows, rarely in gravel (Ref. 59043). Spawning occurs in spring where eggs are laid in batches (Ref. 59043). Eggs measuring 0.9-1.1 mm are scattered over sand, gravel or other substrate. Larvae at 3.0-3.4 mm TL start to feed after 6 days. These larvae lack external gill filaments but are characterized by a bump on forehead (Ref. 59043). Population is gradually getting threatened because of very limited distribution (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00249 - 0.01211), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assumed Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .