Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Gobioninae
Etymology: Gobio: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from other congeners in Black and Caspian Sea basin by having the following characters: breast naked between pectorals or only a few scales along midline; barbel extending between middle of eye and posterior eye margin; snout length 0.9-1.0 times in postorbital distance; head length 25-28% SL; head depth at nape 15-17% SL, at eye 44-50% HL; body depth 18-25% SL; head width 14-16% SL, 56-63% HL; eye diameter 4-6% SL, 2.7-3.4 times in head depth, 1.4-1.7 times in interorbital distance (at 7-11 cm SL); caudal peduncle depth 31-39% HL (Ref. 59043).
Europe: Tisza system, Danube drainage in Ukraine. Available molecular data suggest that the upper Tisza and Mures populations may represent distinct lineages.
Occurs in a wide variety of habitats in small rivers and streams. Size reaches up to about 12 cm SL (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. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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 (0.00225 - 0.01406), b=3.18 (2.96 - 3.40), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .