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); sipahilerae: Named for Prof. Dr. Füsun Sipahiler, the friend of Prof. Dr. Füsun Erkakan.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Yediariklar Stream, Aksu River, Kirk gözler-Topçular, Antalya Province, Turkey.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115646); 8.8 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Cobitis sipahilerae is distinguished from all other species of Bicanestrinia Cobitis by the absence of 5th Gambetta zone, third zone similar to the first zone but with smaller spots, fourth zone consisting triangular or square-like blotches, in some specimens the blotches merged as a stripe; mouth arched with lips a little furrowed, mental lobe moderate marked and covered with papilla; and thinner caudal peduncle (Ref. 115646).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Erkakan, F., F. Özdemir and S.C. Özeren, 2017. Two new species of the genus Cobitis Linnaeus (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from Turkey. FishTaxa 2(2):82-89. (Ref. 115646)
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
): 3.2 ±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 (25 of 100) .