Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Cobitis: Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 4 - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043); 9.0 cm SL (female); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Single, conspicuous, comma-shaped black spot at upper caudal base. Postdorsal blotches 1-3 squarish, with straight or concave lateral margins. Depth of caudal peduncle 1.3-1.9 times its length.
Europe: Neretva and Trebisnjica drainages in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Cobitis populations in Jadova polje and Mostarsko Blato in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina may represent unnamed species (Ref. 59043).
Inhabit lake and river shores on sand bottom (Ref. 59043). Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205). Are batch spawners (Ref. 59043). Population is threatened by the construction of Neretva dam and competition from introduced species (Ref. 59043).
During courtship, 'the male follows the female and, after both enter dense vegetation (e.g. filamentous algae), the male forms a complete ring around the female's body behind the dorsal as the female releases the eggs' (Ref. 59043).
Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland. 646 p. (Ref. 59043)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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=0.00339 (0.00183 - 0.00629), b=3.01 (2.85 - 3.17), based on LWR estimates for species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tmax=5).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .