Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Gobiiformes
(Gobies) > Gobiidae
(Gobies) > Gobiinae
Etymology: .turani: Named for Davut Turan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C - ; 40°N - , 38°E -
Asia: Presently known only from the Aksu stream, Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75708); 8.3 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 6 - 7;
soft rays: 13. This species is characterized by the following features: nape completely covered with cycloid scales; width of head 1.5-1.6 depth; interorbit 0.3-0.5 eye diameter; angle of jaws ending below the pupil; snout 1.4-1.5 orbit of eye; upper lip 0.7-0.8 lateral preorbital area; length of pelvic 0.7-0.8 abdomen length; anterior membrane with lateral lobes 0.4-0.5 width of the rear edge; depth of caudal peduncle 0.5-0.7 own length; 2 suborbital transverse rows below row b; suborbital transverse rows 1, 2, and 3 begin more distant from orbit than row 4; D1 V-VI; D2 I/17-19; A I/13; P 19 (Ref. 75708).
Found in a stream with fresh-running water and bottom covered with rounded pebbles, at an altitude of 8 m above sea level and 1.2 km away from the sea. Syntopic species found with this species were Barbus tauricus, Capoeta banarescui, Chalcalburnus chalcoides, Leuciscus cephalus, and Neogobius fluviatilis (Ref. 75708).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kovačić, M. and S. Engín, 2008. Two new species of Neogobius (Gobiidae) from northeastern Turkey. Cybium 32(1):73-80. (Ref. 75708)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv)); Date assessed: 13 March 2013
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00475 - 0.02204), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .