Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Gobioninae
Etymology: Gobio: Latin, gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Europe: Kuban River basin in Krasnodar Province, Russia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Diagnosed from its congeners in Black and Caspian Sea basins by having the following characters: breast scaled between pectorals (at least in some individuals of any population); barbel extending beyond posterior eye margin; in mature males, pectoral reaching 3-4 scales in front of pelvic origin; head length 24-25% SL; head depth 16-17% SL at nape, 50-52% HL at eye; body depth 21-22% SL; head width 15-16% SL, 61-64% HL; eye diameter 4-5% SL, 3.2-3.8 times in head depth, 1.4-1.8 times in interorbital distance (at 7-9 cm SL); caudal peduncle depth 34-37% HL. There is a great variability in shape, barbel length and squamation from populations in different tributaries; two populations groups are recognized, the typical one with long barbels and a short-barbel one, which may represent an undescribed species; also a hybrid zone between Gobio brevicirris and Gobio kunabicus cannot be ruled out (Ref. 59043).
Found in a wide variety of habitats from montane rivers to small lowland streams with gravel or sand bottom. Size reaches up to about 9 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vasil'eva, E.D., V.P. Vasil'ev and T.I. Kuga, 2004. On taxonomy of gudgeons of the genus Gobio (Gobioninae, Cyprinidae) of Europe: a new gudgeon species Gobio kubanicus from the basin of the Kuban River. J. Ichthyol. 44(9):716-731. (Ref. 55896)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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=0.00692 (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 (22 of 100) .