Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Cottidae
Etymology: Cottus: Greek, kottos = a fish (Ref. 45335); duranii: Named for Duranius (Durranus, Dordonia, etc.), the Latin name of River Dordogne which is the type locality of the species.. More on author: Freyhof, Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate, preferred ?
Europe: Upper Dordogne and upper Loire drainages in France. Populations from upper Lot are possibly conspecific.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 89113)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13. Differs from all species of Cottus in Europe by the dorsal fins usually separate in both sexes. Other characters useful to distinguish the species from other Cottus in Atlantic drainages include: relatively elongated body; first dorsal fin low, slightly rounded or regularly slanted; caudal peduncle stout (length 14-20% SL; depth 8-9% SL and 1.5-2.4 times in its length); no prickling in adults; eye diameter 19-26% of HL; interorbital distance 0.9-1.2 times in eye diameter; last anal-fin ray connected to body by a membrane at most along 1/4 of its length; last dorsal-fin ray connected to body by a membrane along 1/2-4/5 of its length; no membrane between pelvic fin and body; pelvic-fin ray 1 straight and slender; lateral line complete (Ref. 55856).
Inhabits streams with clear, cool, moderate to swift water and stone substrate (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Keith, P., H. Persat, E. Feunteun and J. Allardi, 2011. Les poissons d'eau douce de France. Biotope, Mèze; Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (collection Inventaires et biodiversité), 552 p. (Ref. 89113)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00349 - 0.02279), b=3.12 (2.89 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .