Gobio alverniae Kottelat & Persat, 2005
Auvergne gudgeon
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Family:  Gobionidae (Gudgeons)
Max. size:  14.87 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: France in the upper Loire, Dordogne, Lot and Tran drainages.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Diagnosed from other congeners in Europe by the possession of the following characters: markedly concave interorbital area in over 8 cm SL individuals; 5 scales between anus and anal origin; head length 25-29% SL; breast scaled forward until in front of pectorals; 38-40 + 2-3 scales on lateral line; 4 scale rows between lateral and pelvic origin; eye diameter 1.4-1.7 times in interorbital distance; caudal peduncle depth 1.6-2.2 times in its length; midlateral blotches not conspicuous, not contrasted and with fuzzy margins; 16 scales rows around the caudal peduncle (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Inhabits streams in hilly area with moderate to swift current (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.05.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.09.13

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