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Sabanejewia balcanica  (Karaman, 1922)

Balcan 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; brackish; demersal.   Temperate

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Europe: Black Sea basin, in Danube drainage; Aegean Sea basin, in Maritza and from Galikos to Pinios drainages.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 5.6  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body depth 12-18% SL. Presence of a midlateral row of 10-17 (rarely 8-9) dark blotches along flank. Ventral adipose crest on caudal peduncle absent or less developed than dorsal one. Absence of row of small spots directly below midlateral blotches (if present, then most prominent between pelvic and anal bases). Dorsal origin above pelvic origin. Interspaces between midlateral blotches without dark pigmentation. Body above midlateral blotches brown with whitish to yellowish marbling or vermiculations. 10-17, rarely 8-9 dorsal blotches.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

During daylight, adults are found burrowing into sand, sometimes in gravel on hill streams with clear water (Ref. 59043). Also found in moderate current with few plants at water depths up to 1.5 m. Have also been observed in large rivers (Ref. 59043). Spawning occurs in spring. (Ref. 59043). Population is locally threatened by habitat alterations (Ref. 59043).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007. Handbook of European freshwater fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol and Freyhof, Berlin. 646 pp. (Ref. 59043)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00603 (0.00305 - 0.01191), b=3.12 (2.95 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2; tmax=4.5; Assumed Fec < 10,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .