Cobitis obtusirostra Chen, Sui, He & Chen, 2015

Family:  Cobitidae (Spined loaches)
Max. size:  7.84 cm SL (male/unsexed); 11.07 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Lianjiang and Wengjiang Rivers in Guangdong Province, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Cobitis obtusirostra differs from other species of Cobitis by the combination of following characteristers: mental lobes undeveloped, with pointed tips; slightly large scales, prolonged, with a slightly large, excentric and closer to the base focal area, and 26-33 radial grooves; males possess a cystiform lamina circularis, and a sharp and nearly filamentous tip of the pectoral-fin ray; five Gambetta pigment lines, L2 showing a row of irregularly minute spots that merged into a band, the thickness of which was reduced towards the end of the dorsal fin; L5 with 8-10 rounded blotches; and a conspicuous jet-black arcuate spot, smaller than the eye diameter on the upper part of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 118058).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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