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); kizilirmakensis: Derived from the Kızılırmak River.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Kızılırmak River basin in Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115536)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Gobio kizilirmakensis is distinguished from all congeners in Anatolia and adjacent areas by having the following combination of characters: scales on belly smaller than pupil; head length 26-29 % SL, with length 1.3-1.5 times body depth; snout rounded, conspicuously shorter than postorbital distance (postorbital distance 1.3-1.6 times snout length); width of mouth gape conspicuously greater than its length, with width 1.3-1.6 times its length; preanal length 68-74 % SL; prepelvic length 47-52 % SL; length of caudal peduncle 2.1-2.7 times its depth; distance between pelvic-fin origin and anal-fin origin 3.0-4.4 times distance between anus and anal-fin origin; lateral line with 38- 42 + 1-3 scales; scale rows between anus and anal-fin origin 5-6 ; scale rows between posterior extremity of pelvic-fin base and anus 8-10; and 8-9 midlateral black blotches (greater than eye diameter), commonly separated from one another (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=0.00692 (0.00286 - 0.01676), 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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .