Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
(Loaches) > Cobitinae
Etymology: Cobitis: Greek, kobitis, -idos = a kind of sardine; also related with the voice Greek, kobios, Latin gobius = gudgeon (Ref. 45335); leptosoma: Derived from the Greek leptos, meaning slender, and s?ma, meaning body, in reference to the slender body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: River Lijiang, River Pearl basin in Guangxi, China
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118058); 11.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Cobitis leptosoma differs from other species of the Cobitis by the combination of the following characters: mental lobes undeveloped, with bluntly rounded tips; round subdorsal scales, with a slightly large focal area, and 19-25 radial grooves; males possess a long knifeshaped lamina circularis at the bases of the second pectoral-fin ray, and a sharp and nearly filamentous tip of the pectoral-fin ray; bicuspid suborbital spine, with a long processus latero-caudalis; four Gambetta pigment lines, L2 usually absent, L5 with 10-12 oval blotches; and a round or oblong spot smaller than or equal to the eye diameter on the upper part of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 118058).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y., X. Sui, D. He and Y. Chen, 2015. Three new species of cobitid fish genus Cobitis (Teleostei, Cobitidae) from the River Pearl basin of China. Folia Zool 64(1):1-16. (Ref. 118058)
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=0.00562 (0.00251 - 0.01261), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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 to moderate vulnerability (30 of 100) .