Cobitis lutheri Rendahl, 1935
Luther's spiny loach
photo by CAFS

Family:  Cobitidae (Spined loaches)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: Lake Khanka and Amur basin, Sakhalin Island and Korean Peninsula.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 5-5
Biology:  Oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 07 April 2020 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless


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