Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Sabanejewia: Because of P. Sabanejev, expert in plankton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; demersal; pH range: 7.2 - 7.8; dH range: 15 - 30. Temperate; 10°C - 25°C (Ref. 13614)
Caspian basin: the Kura (Georgia) to Babul (Iran). Not known in the freshwaters of Russia nor in the sea near the Russian coasts.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115171); max. published weight: 3.20 g (Ref. 115171)
Inhabits the lower reaches of rivers, the brackish parts of the sea in bays and near river mouths (Ref. 26334).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Nalbant, T.T. and P.G. Bianco, 1998. The loaches of Iran and adjacent regions with description of six new species (Cobitoidea). Ital. J. Zool. 65:109-125. (Ref. 31729)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00217 - 0.01925), b=3.05 (2.81 - 3.29), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±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 vulnerability (21 of 100) .