Sabanejewia romanica (B?cescu, 1943)
photo by Ott, G.

 Family:  Cobitidae (Loaches), subfamily: Cobitinae
 Max. size:  10.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); 12 cm TL (female)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Europe: Upper and middle reach of some Danube tributaries in Romania (Arges, Olt, Jiu, Mures and Tapolitza systems).
 Diagnosis:  Presence of a thin, black line along flank. Adipose crests on caudal peduncle weakly developed. Dark spots at caudal base hardly visible. Few (8-13) blotches in midlateral row, often horizontally elongated.
 Biology:  Found in sandy streams with clean water and moderate to fast current (Ref. 59043).
 IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 11.04.97
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 08.07.10

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