Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gobionidae
Etymology: Gobio: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); alverniae: Named for Alvernia, a Roman province inhabited by the Arverne tribe, approximately corresponding to today's Auvergne. More on authors: Kottelat & Persat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Europe: France in the upper Loire, Dordogne, Lot and Tran drainages.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56793)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 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).
Inhabits streams in hilly area with moderate to swift current (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and H. Persat, 2005. The genus Gobio in France, with redescription of G. gobio and description of two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Cybium 29(3):211-234. (Ref. 56793)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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=0.00708 (0.00298 - 0.01684), b=3.14 (2.97 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .