Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Europe: Don drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52363); max. reported age: 5 years (Ref. 59043)
Diagnosed from its congeners in Black Sea basin by having the following characters: dorsal fin in middle of body, predorsal length equal to post-dorsal length; predorsal scales with longitudinal epithelial crests; dorsal fin with 7½ branched rays; anal fin with 6½ branched rays; 39-42 + 2 scales on lateral line; 14-16 scale rows around caudal peduncle; snout shorter than or equal to postorbital distance (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits bottom of moderately flowing lowland rivers, preferring sand bottom. Nocturnal. Feeds on insect larvae and other large benthic invertebrates. Locally threatened due to pollution and river engineering. Populations most likely decline due to construction of large reservoirs in Don in 20th century (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Naseka, A.M. and J. Freyhof, 2004. Romanogobio parvus, a new gudgeon from River Kuban, southern Russia (Cyprinidae, Gobioninae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(1):17-23. (Ref. 52363)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00282 - 0.01229), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .