Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Europe: Danube River basin and Odra River (Ref. 76908). Its distributional limits are unclear; a hybrid zone between Gobio obtusirostris and Gobio gobio in the upper Danube is suspected (Ref. 59043).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
The following characters separate this species from its congeners in Black and Caspian Sea basins: breast naked between pectoral bases; 12-14 scale rows around the caudal peduncle; barbel reaching between middle of eye and posterior eye margin; interorbital area flat; snout length 0.9-1.2 times in postorbital distance; head length 26-32% SL; head depth 16-18% SL at nape, 46-53% HL at eye; body depth 22-25% SL; head width 16-19% SL, 59-69% HL; eye diameter 5-6% SL, 2.8-3.4 times in head depth, 1.3-1.8 times in interorbital distance (at 7-10 cm SL); caudal peduncle depth 36-44% HL; and midlateral blotches contrasted, with sharp edges (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits rivers and lakes with sand bottom. Breeds in shallow water, over stones, sand or plant material (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Mendel, J., S. Lusk, E.K. Vasil'eva, V.P. Vasil'ev, V. Lusková, F.G. Ekmekci, F. Erk'akan, A. Ruchin, J. Kosco, L. Vetesnik, K. Halacka, R. Šanda, A.N. Pashkov and S.I. Reshetnikov, 2008. Molecular phylogeny of the genus Gobio Cuvier, 1816 (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) and its contribution to taxonomy. Mol. Phylo. Evol. 47:1061-1075. (Ref. 76908)
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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .