Cobitis battalgilae Băcescu, 1962
Battalgil spined loach
photo by Güçlü, S.S.

Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  7.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11. Cobitis battalgili is distinguished from its similar congener C. damlae by its mouth structure, head depth 69.7% SL ( vs. 63.4% SL) and body depth 16.7% SL (vs. 10.8% SL), pectoral fin with 7-8 branched rays (vs. 6), caudal fin rays n7+n7 (vs. n8+8n), eyes not vestigial (vs. vestigial eyes) (Ref. 106506).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 23 January 2013 (B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.02.16
Checked by: Bailly, Nicolas - 10.02.21

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