Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cyprinidae > Gobio > Gobio gobio

Gobio gobio (Gudgeon; Issyk-Kul gudgeon)

Synonyms: Cyprinus gobio; Gobio fluviatilis; Gobio fluviatilis lepidolaemus; Gobio gobio albanicus; Gobio gobio balcanicus; Gobio gobio gobio; Gobio gobio lepidolaemus; Gobio gobio muresia; Gobio gobio nikolskyi; Gobio gobio saramaticus; Gobio latus; Gobio lepidolaemus; Gobio saxatilis; Gobio vulgaris; Leuciscus gobio
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Wikipedia Abstract

Gobio gobio, or the gudgeon, is a species of fish in the Cyprinidae family.This small fish is widely distributed in fresh-water streams and lakes across central and temperate Eurasia. The gudgeon inhabits all kinds of fresh-water habitats with sandy bottoms. It is a gregarious species, and feeds on benthic invertebrates. Its life span is up to five years. Gudgeons are usually smaller than 12 cm, rarely over 15 cm long. The common name gudgeon may also refer to other species of fish.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Brood Dispersal [1]  In the open
Brood Egg Substrate [1]  Psammophils
Brood Guarder [1]  No
Maximum Longevity [2]  8 years
Migration [1]  Potamodromous


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cantabric Coast - Languedoc France, Spain Palearctic Temperate Coastal Rivers    
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    
Northern Baltic Drainages Denmark, Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden Palearctic Polar Freshwaters    

Prey / Diet

Alphitobius diaperinus (lesser mealworm)[3]


Esox lucius (Jack)[3]
Gasterosteus aculeatus (Alaskan stickleback)[3]
Hucho hucho (danube salmon or huchen)[3]
Lota lota (Thin-tailed burbot)[3]
Mergellus albellus (Smew)[4]
Mergus squamatus (Scaly-sided Merganser)[5]
Salmo trutta (Brown trout)[3]
Squalius cephalus (European chub)[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
London Aquarium
Museum de Besancon


Europe: Atlantic Ocean, North and Baltic Sea basins, from Loire drainage eastward, eastern Great Britain, Rhône and Volga drainages, upper Danube and middle and upper Dniestr and Dniepr drainages; in Finland, north to about 61°N. Introduced to eastern and northern Italy, Ireland, Wales and Scotland. Eastern and southern limits unclear (Ref. 59043). Occurs as far east as Korea (Ref. 4537). Populations from the Iberian Peninsula and Adour basin in southern France refer to <i>G. lozanoi</i> (Ref. 57030). Populations from the Caspian basin may represent a distinct species (Ref. 59043).;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Grenouillet, G. & Schmidt-Kloiber., A.; 2006; Fish Indicator Database. Euro-limpacs project, Workpackage 7 - Indicators of ecosystem health, Task 4,, version 5.0 (accessed on July 3, 2012).
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
5Scaly-sided Merganser, BirdLife International (2001) Threatened birds of Asia: the BirdLife International Red Data Book. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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