Cobitis trichonica Stephanidis, 1974
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 8 cm SL (female)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Endemic to Acheloos drainage in Greece.
Diagnosis:  Pigmentation (Gambetta's longitudinal zone of pigmentation): zone Z4 with 9-14 large blotches, those on caudal peduncle mostly vertically elongated, sometimes fused into a midlateral stripe in males; axial streak conspicuous along upper margin of blotches of zone Z4. Two laminae circularis.
Biology:  A short-lived species. Adults occur in lakes and lowland water courses with little current. Spawn from April to June (Ref. 13696). A multiple spawner (Ref. 59043). Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205). Is threatened due to water abstraction (Ref. 26100).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 25.02.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.02.21
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 30.06.98

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