Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: endemic to Croatia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: with a single triangular with roundish outer border Canestrini scale on the pectoral fins of males; branched rays usually 6 1/2 for anal fin, 7 1/2 dorsal fin, 15 caudal fin and 10 pectoral fin; a small dark oblique spot located in the upper half of the caudal fin base, pigmentation in deeper layer not pronounced and irregular in shape; whole body is covered with small, yet clearly visible, scales (Ref. 123403).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mustafic, P., Z. Marcic, A. Duplic, M. Mrakovcic, M. Caleta, D. Zanella, I. Buj, M. Podnar and Z. Dolenec, 2008. A new loach species of the genus Cobitis in Croatia. Folia Zoologica 57(1-2):4-9. (Ref. 78588)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
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=0.00525 (0.00239 - 0.01151), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).