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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae Longfin loaches

Genus: Sabanejewia

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Europe and Asia
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Sabanejewia aurata (De Filippi, 1863)

Photo by Photo by Abbasi, K.
 
Sabanejewia aurata
[Golden spined loach]



Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sabanejewia balcanica (Karaman, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Pekarik, L.
 
Sabanejewia balcanica
[Balcan spined loach]



Europe
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Sabanejewia baltica Witkowski, 1994

Photo by Photo by Shandikov, G.A.
 
Sabanejewia baltica
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Europe
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Sabanejewia bulgarica (Drensky, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Otel, V.
 
Sabanejewia bulgarica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm TL

 
Sabanejewia caspia
[Caspian spined loach]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.5 cm TL

 
Sabanejewia caucasica
[Ciscaucasian spined loach]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Sabanejewia kubanica
[]



Europe
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Sabanejewia larvata (De Filippi, 1859)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Sabanejewia larvata
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Europe
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Sabanejewia romanica (B?cescu, 1943)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Sabanejewia romanica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Sabanejewia vallachica
[Eastern Carpathian golden loach]



10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sabanejewia aurata Golden spined loach Europe and Asia 14 TL 1863
Sabanejewia balcanica Balcan spined loach Europe 9 SL 1922
Sabanejewia baltica Europe 9 SL 1994
Sabanejewia bulgarica Europe 12 TL 1928
Sabanejewia caspia Caspian spined loach Caspian basin 8.8 TL 1838
Sabanejewia caucasica Ciscaucasian spined loach Asia and Europe 10.5 TL 1906
Sabanejewia kubanica Europe 6.5 SL 1988
Sabanejewia larvata Europe 9 TL 1859
Sabanejewia romanica Europe 12 TL 1943
Sabanejewia vallachica Eastern Carpathian golden loach Europe 9 SL 1957



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