Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Sabanejewia: Because of P. Sabanejev, expert in plankton.
More on author: Berg.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Asia and Europe: northwestern and southern Caspian basin from Kuma drainage (Russia) to Babol (Iran).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1441)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Flank marbled without midlateral rows of dark blotches. Dark blotches on dorsum often fused. Branches of suborbital spine similar in length.
Found on gravel substrate along steep banks of rivulets and streams 3-10 m wide and less than 1 m deep in foothills and plains, sometimes in channels (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00249 - 0.01157), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .