Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Paracobitis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335). More on author: Regan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Sistan basin in Iran and Helmand River in Afghanistan (Ref. 97574). Reported from Zhob river drainage (Ref. 39701).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97574)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from other epigean species Paracobitis in the Middle East by a combination of non-unique characters: body completely scaled (vs. scales absent or restricted to posterior flank behind origin of dorsal fin in all other congeners in the Middle East except P. longicauda), midlateral row of blotches on flank posterior to base of dorsal fin irregularly set and shaped large dark-brown (vs. irregularly set, small dark-brown blotches or short bars not forming a midlateral row in P. longicauda), caudal fin slightly emarginate or truncate (vs. deeply emarginate or slightly forked in P. vignai) and posterior nare opening is slit-shaped (vs. ovoid or roundish in all congeners except P. rhadinaea and P. vignai).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., H.R. Esmaeili, G. Sayyadzadeh and M. Geiger, 2014. Review of the crested loaches of the genus Paracobitis from the Iran and Iraq with the description of four new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(1):11-38. (Ref. 97574)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00417 - 0.01515), b=3.00 (2.84 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .