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); artvinicus: The specific name is an adjective derived from the name of the city and eponymous province of Artvin, where the species was first observed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Aralık and Çifteköpru streams, tributaries of the lower part of Çoruh River, Black Sea basin in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115536)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Gobio artvinicus is distinguished from all its congeners in Anatolia and adjacent areas by having the following combination of characters: scales on belly equal or greater than pupil; head length 24-26% SL, 1.1-1.3 times body depth; snout pointed; slightly shorter than postorbital distance (postorbital distance 1.0-1.2 times snout length); width of mouth gape 1.0-1.4 times its length; preanal length 68-72% SL; prepelvic length 47.0-51.0% SL; caudal peduncle length 2.0-2.5 times its depth; distance between pelvic-fin origin and anal-fin origin 2.8-3.3 times distance between anus and anal-fin origin; length of caudal-fin lobes not equal, upper lobe commonly longer than lower lobe; lateral line with 38-40 + 1-2 scales; scales rows between lateral line and dorsal
fin origin 6; scales between lateral line and anal fin origin 4-5; scales between anus and anal fin origin 4-6; scales between posterior extremity of pelvic fin base and anus 5-6; and 7-8 mid-lateral blotches (Ref. 115536).
Occurs in streams with swift and warm flowing water, and cobbled and pebbled bottoms (Ref. 115536).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Turan, D., B. Japoshvili, I. Aksu and Y. Bektaş, 2016. Description of two new species of the genus Gobio (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from the Black Sea coast of Turkey. Zool. Mid. East 2016 (Ref. 115536)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00366 - 0.01807), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .