Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: Cobitis: Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); herzegoviniensis: Named for the province where Mostarsko blato, its type locality, is located; an adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123403)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 2 - 3;
soft rays: 6. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: one Canestrini scale on the pectoral fins of males, triangular in shape and with roundish outer border; branched fin rays of anal-fin usually 5 1/2, dorsal-fin 6 1/2, caudal fin 14; caudal fin base with no characteristic spots, but pale deeper pigmentation layer, irregular in shape, sometimes defined; scales on the body very small and visible only under magnification (Ref. 123403).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Buj, I.: Šanda, R.: Marčić, Z., M. Ćaleta and M. Mrakovčić, 2014. Combining morphology and genetics in resolving taxonomy: a systematic revision of spined loaches (genus Cobitis; Cypriniformes, Actinopterygii) in the Adriatic watershed. PLoS One 9(6)[e99833]:1-25. (Ref. 123403)
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
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
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 (10 of 100) .