Cobitis elongatoides Băcescu & Mayer, 1969
Cobitis elongatoides
photo by Kohout, J.

Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  14.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); 13 cm SL (female); max. reported age: 5 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Europe: Danube basin, upper Elbe and Odra drainages (Ref. 59043). Argeşel River in Romania (Ref. 13696).
Diagnosis:  One lamina circularis. Presence of one black spot on upper caudal base about the size of eye or pupil, and oval or round. Pigmentation (Gambetta's longitudinal zone of pigmentation): zone Z3 usually wider than zone Z2; zones Z2 and Z3 reaching beyond dorsal base.
Biology:  Adults are found in flowing or still waters from small brooks to large rivers, springs, lakes and oxbows on sand, silt or mud bottom (Ref. 59043). Usually found together with hybridogenous, sperm-parasitic lineages, which have originated by hybridisation with C. taenia and C. tanaitica. Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205). Spawning period occurs from April to July in aquatic vegetation (Ref. 59043). Distinguished from C. vardarensis and C. pontica only by chromosome characters. They cannot be distinguished in the field. (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 26.02.02
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.02.21

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