Gobio occitaniae Kottelat & Persat, 2005
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Gobioninae
Max. size:  12.74 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Europe: France in Garonne drainage and streams draining to Mediterranean between Rhône and Pyrénées.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10. Differs from its congeners in Europe by having the following characters: 5 scales between anus and anal origin; breast scaled forward until in front of pectorals; 37-39 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; 3½ -4 scale rows between lateral line and pelvic origin; 12-16 (usually 14) scale rows around caudal peduncle; interorbital area flat; head length 26-30% SL; eye diameter 1.2-1.7 times in interorbital distance; caudal peduncle depth 1.5-2.0 times in its length; and midlateral blotches not conspicuous, not contrasted and with fussy margins (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits streams in hilly area with moderate current, over sand bottom (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.05.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.03.10

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