Sabanejewia aurata (De Filippi, 1863)
Golden spined loach
Sabanejewia aurata
photo by Abbasi, K.

Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Europe and Asia: Danube, Kamchiya River, flowing into the Black Sea, rivers flowing into the Aegean Sea, basins of the upper Don, Kuban River, Kura and Araks, Sefid-rud, Tedzhen and Murgab.
Diagnosis:  Dosal fin origin behind pelvic fin origin (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Adults occur mainly in the upper and middle reaches of rivers (Ref. 31729).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 January 2013 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.05.96
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 22.05.14
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 10.04.97

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