Cobitis ohridana Karaman, 1928
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Family:  Cobitidae (Loaches), subfamily: Cobitinae
Max. size:  6.79 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Europe: Drin to Aoos drainages (Albania, Macedonia, Serbia, Greece), including Lakes Ohrid and Skadar.
Diagnosis:  Dark spot on upper caudal base often small, faint or missing. Pigmentation (Gambetta's longitudinal zone of pigmentation): zone Z3 narrower than zone Z2, comprising a single row of small dots. Presence of one lamina circularis.
Biology:  Occur in rivers and lakes, over fine to muddy sand and among algae (Ref. 59043). Females attain a maximum size of up to at least 6.5 cm SL (Ref. 59043). Oviparous, possibly with distinct pairing during breeding similar to congeners (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2006 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.02.10
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.10.11

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