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Gobio kovatschevi  Chichkoff, 1937

Varna gudgeon
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Gobioninae
Etymology: Gobio: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate, preferred ?

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Europe: River Provadiskaya (enters Black Sea near Varna) in Bulgaria.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Can be diagnosed from its congeners by having the following characters: breast scaled between pectorals, scales extending forward beyond pectoral base (at least in some individuals of any population); snout length greater than postorbital distance; barbel reaching behind center of eye, its length 25-34% HL, 1.2-1.8 times in snout length; head length 26-28% SL; head depth 12-17% SL at nape, 48-54% HL at eye; body depth 22-25% SL; head width 16-18% SL, 60-69% HL; eye diameter 5-6% SL, 2.7-3.4 times in head depth, 1.4-1.7 times in interorbital distance (at 7-10 cm SL); caudal peduncle depth 34-42% HL (Ref. 59043).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs only in the upper and middle stretch of a small, slowly flowing stream. Attains up to about 10 cm SL (Ref. 59043).

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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)

  Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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