Sabanejewia caucasica (Berg, 1906)
Ciscaucasian spined loach
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  10.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia and Europe: northwestern and southern Caspian basin from Kuma drainage (Russia) to Babol (Iran).
Diagnosis:  Flank marbled without midlateral rows of dark blotches. Dark blotches on dorsum often fused. Branches of suborbital spine similar in length.
Biology:  Found on gravel substrate along steep banks of rivulets and streams 3-10 m wide and less than 1 m deep in foothills and plains, sometimes in channels (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 22.04.98
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 07.07.10
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 17.11.03

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