Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Gobionidae
Etymology: .pentatrichus: The name is derived from the main diagnostic , the presence of five branching rays in the anal fin; pentatrichus, five-ray.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Temperate; 0°C -
Europe: Middle stretches of River Kuban in Russia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5;
Vertebrae: 41 - 43. Head conical, wide, slightly flattened. Barbel long, reaching beyond posterior edge of eye, caudal peduncle low, epithelial crests on dorsal scales absent; supraorbital seismosensory canal not connected with infraorbital one (Ref. 28796); and anal fin with 5½ branched rays (Ref. 59043).
Inhabits high-gradient stretches of large rivers with fast (not turbulent) current and gravel or sand bottom. Nocturnal, found near shores at night on mud or sand bottom. Appears to spawn early and have a short spawning period. Only large juveniles were encountered in July (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Naseka, A.M. and N.G. Bogutskaya, 1998. A new gudgeon species Romanogobio pentatrichus (Gobioninae, Cyprinidae) from the basin of the Kuban River. J. Ichthyol. 38(3):219-227. (Ref. 28796)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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=0.00589 (0.00283 - 0.01223), b=3.13 (2.96 - 3.30), 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
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .