Gobio ohridanus Karaman, 1924
Ohrid gudgeon
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Family:  Gobionidae (Gudgeons)
Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Lake Ohrid in Macedonia and Albania. Imported in France and probably in other countries which might have established locally.
Diagnosis:  Can be diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by the possession of the following characters: scales between anus and anal origin 4-5; breast naked between pectorals; scales on lateral line 36-39 + 2-3; eye diameter 1.1-1.5 times in interorbital distance; snout length 40-45% HL; interorbital area markedly concave in individuals larger than about 7 cm SL; 7-10 midlateral blotches, irregularly set and shaped; back with several irregularly-set black blotches, slightly smaller than blotches of midlateral row; dorsal rays with a row of black subdistal spots (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in groups in lakes, usually on sand to pebble bottom (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.10.09

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