Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Cobitis: Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); striata: Named for Mr. Nobuyoshi Fuchigami, who discovered this spined loach in the Onga River system (Ref. 92393)
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Asia: Japan and Korea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38401)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from all other Japanese striated spined loaches by having the following characters: prepelvic myotome number commonly 13; body color pattern consisting of 5 longitudinal lines of pigmentation (abbreviated as lines L1 to L5) (line L3 formed by sharp longitudinal line, reaching to caudal base; line L4 formed by narrow longitudinal line, reaching beyond dorsal fin, narrower than L3 in male of non-spawning season; line L5 organized in 11-14 roundish, oblong or ovoid blotches in non-spawning season); caudal fin and dorsal fin with 3-4 arcuate bars; upper spot at the caudal base jet-black comparable in size to eye diameter; lower spot at caudal base faint or missing; lamina circularis at the base of the pectoral fin of adult male simple roundish plate, the upper segments of the first branched soft ray narrow and weak; egg yolk diameter approximately 1.0 mm; and karyotype diploid (Ref. 92393).
Oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref. 559)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00562 (0.00254 - 0.01244), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), 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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assumed Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .