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Sabanejewia aurata  (De Filippi, 1863)

Golden spined loach
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Sabanejewia: Because of P. Sabanejev, expert in plankton.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Temperate, preferred ?; 53°N - 30°N, 14°E - 76°E

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Europe and Asia: Danube, Kamchiya River, flowing into the Black Sea, rivers flowing into the Aegean Sea, basins of the upper Don, Kuban River, Kura and Araks, Sefid-rud, Tedzhen and Murgab.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 556)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dosal fin origin behind pelvic fin origin (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur mainly in the upper and middle reaches of rivers (Ref. 31729).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

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. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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