The Romanian Loach

The Romanian Loach (Sabanejewia romanica) is a species of ray-finned fish in the Cobitidae family, found only in Romania. It was originally placed in the genus Cobitis.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cobitidae
Subfamily: Cobitinae
Genus: Sabanejewia
Species: S. romanica
Binomial name: Sabanejewia romanica(Băcescu, 1943)
Synonyms: Cobitis caspia romanica, Cobitis romanica

Max length : 10.5 cm male/unsexed; 12 cm female
Environment: Benthopelagic; freshwater
Climate / Range Temperate; 10°C - 18°C; 49°N - 43°N, 23°E - 29°E
Distribution: Europe: Upper and middle reach of some Danube tributaries in Romania. It is found only in Romania.
Resilience: High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)
Vulnerability: Low vulnerability (15 of 100)
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)