Cobitis narentana Karaman, 1928
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  10.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); 9 cm SL (female); max. reported age: 5 years
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Neretva and Trebisnjica drainages in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cobitis populations in Jadova polje and Mostarsko Blato in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina may represent unnamed species (Ref. 59043).
Diagnosis:  Single, conspicuous, comma-shaped black spot at upper caudal base. Postdorsal blotches 1-3 squarish, with straight or concave lateral margins. Depth of caudal peduncle 1.3-1.9 times its length.
Biology:  Inhabit lake and river shores on sand bottom (Ref. 59043). Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205). Are batch spawners (Ref. 59043). Population is threatened by the construction of Neretva dam and competition from introduced species (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.02.10
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 19.02.21

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