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); obtusirostra: Derived from the Latin obtusus, meaning blunt, and rostrum, meaning beak, in reference to the bluntly rounded snout.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Lianjiang and Wengjiang Rivers in Guangdong Province, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118058); 11.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Cobitis obtusirostra differs from other species of Cobitis by the combination of following characteristers: mental lobes undeveloped, with pointed tips; slightly large scales, prolonged, with a slightly large, excentric and closer to the base focal area, and 26-33 radial grooves; males possess a cystiform lamina circularis, and a sharp and nearly filamentous tip of the pectoral-fin ray; five Gambetta pigment lines, L2 showing a row of irregularly minute spots that merged into a band, the thickness of which was reduced towards the end of the dorsal fin; L5 with 8-10 rounded blotches; and a conspicuous jet-black arcuate spot, smaller than 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. 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=0.00562 (0.00248 - 0.01273), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .