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Gobio bulgaricus  Drensky, 1926

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Gobioninae
Etymology: Gobio: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335);  bulgaricus: Named for its type locality's geographic location, Maritsa River in Bulgaria.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate

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Europe and Asia: Aegean basin, from Maritza to Aliakmon drainages (Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia). Populations from Maritza and Vardar drainages probably represent two species, Gobio bulgaricus and Gobio balcanicus.

Size / Weight / Age

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

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Diagnosed from other congeners in Adriatic and Aegean Sea basin by having the following characters: scales between anus and anal origin 4-6; head length 25-29% SL; breast scaled between pectorals, scales reaching forward beyond base of pectoral (at least in some individuals of any population); scales on lateral line usually 35-38 + 3 ; scale rows around caudal peduncle 14-16; eye diameter 1.1-1.5 times in interorbital distance (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in stretches of streams and rivers with moderate flow, usually on sand bottom (Ref. 59043). Size reaches up to about 9 cm SL (Ref. 59043).

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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. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00290 - 0.01653), b=3.16 (2.98 - 3.34), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .