yet undescribed species
Generic name originates from the Greek ‘kobitis, idos’ and means ‘a kind of sardine, a small fish’.
Size / Weight:
max SL known to date: 74.4 mm (KIZ 2012000175)
Streams associated to the Nui Coc reservoir, Cau River subbasin, Red River basin, eastface of Tao Dao NP, Quân Chu, Đại Từ District, Thái Nguyên Province, Vietnam.
Species has been observed in EW-VN 05-12 (pers. obs. 2012-04-08, ME): Stream over boulders, with low gradient, household trash, creek 5 wide, 0.3 m deep, large pool associated 20 m x 50 m. depth 1 m in sluggish water. Cobitis preferred sluggish areas with sandy bottom over fast flowing waters with rocky substratum; clear – slightly turbid water; sand, pebbles, rocks, boulders; submerse Hygrophyla corymbosa in sluggish areas. Syntopic species included Mastacembelus undulatus (McClelland, 1844), Micronemacheilus pulcher (Nichols & Pope, 1927), Macropodus opercularis (Linnaeus, 1758), Gobiidae sp. G30, Odontobutis sp. OB1, Schistura sp. N58, and the frog Fejervarya limnocharis (Gravenhorst, 1829).
IUCN Red List not evaluated.