Cobitis jadovaensis Mustafic & Mrakovčić, 2008
photo by Mustafic, P.

Family:  Cobitidae (Spined loaches)
Max. size: 
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: endemic to Croatia.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: with a single triangular with roundish outer border Canestrini scale on the pectoral fins of males; branched rays usually 6 1/2 for anal fin, 7 1/2 dorsal fin, 15 caudal fin and 10 pectoral fin; a small dark oblique spot located in the upper half of the caudal fin base, pigmentation in deeper layer not pronounced and irregular in shape; whole body is covered with small, yet clearly visible, scales (Ref. 123403).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 22 August 2010 (B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans: 

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