Gobio skadarensis Karaman, 1937
Skadar gudgeon
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Family:  Gobionidae (Gudgeons)
Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Europe: Lake Skadar basin in Montenegro and Albania.
Diagnosis:  Can be diagnosed from its congeners in Adriatic and Aegean Sea basins by having the following characters: breast without scales between pectorals, scales not reaching forward beyond pectoral base; 37-38 + 3 scales on lateral line; barbel reaching to or beyond posterior eye margin; head length 27-30% SL; eye diameter 1.2-1.4 times in interorbital distance; snout length 34-42% HL; 6-7 midlateral blotches, often arranged two by two (Ref. 59043).
Biology:  Occurs in Lake Skadar and lower parts of tributary streams. Size reaches up to about 9 cm SL (Ref. 59043).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 01 January 2008 (B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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