Cobitis fahirae Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998
Küçük Menderes spined loach
photo by Giannetto, D.

Family:  Cobitidae (Loaches), subfamily: Cobitinae
Max. size:  10.4 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Turkey.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 3-3; Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-7; Anal spines: 2-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5. High and compressed body, with four Gambetta's pigmentary zones. Jet black caudal spot rounded and rather small. Mental lobes well prominent but not large (Ref. 41095).
Biology:  Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sampang-Reyes, Arlene G. - 24.01.02
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 21.07.17

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