Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Cobitis: Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); kellei: Named after the donor of type specimens, Prof. Dr. Kelle, Diyarbakir..
More on authors: Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Asia: Göksu stream, Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41095)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2 - 3;
soft rays: 5. Minute and rounded lateral spots (the fourth Gambetta's pigmentary zone). Head moderately long, small eyes placed in its anterior half. Mental lobes well developed. Sexual dimorphism based on well developed lamina circularis at the base of second pectoral ray in males (Ref. 41095).
Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Erk'akan, F., F.G. Atalay-Ekmekçi and T.T. Nalbant, 1998. Four new species and one new subspecies of the genus Cobitis (Pisces: Ostariophysi: Cobitidae) from Turkey. Turk. J. Zool. 22:9-15. (Ref. 41095)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00234 - 0.01125), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assumed Fec < 10,000).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).