|Scope: Global & Europe|
|Scientific Name:||Cottus rhenanus Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Although C. rhenanus can be distinguished from individual C. gobio populations adjacent to its distribution, it can at present be diagnosed from C. gobio as a whole only by the shape of the first dorsal and by molecular characters. Further work on C. gobio is likely to show it comprises several distinct lineages and once this is resolved, C. rhenanus may become identifiable also by other characters.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
A widespread species with no known major widespread threats.
|Range Description:||Rhine and Meuse drainages, in Rhine upriver (southward) to about Mannheim, including tributaries of Main and Neckar.|
Native:Belgium; France; Germany; Luxembourg; Netherlands
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat: |
Small, cold streams with gravel bottom.
Spawns for the first time at 2-4 years. Spawns in March-April, when temperature rises above 12°C. Females spawn once a year. Most individuals spawn 2-3 years.
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Cottus rhenanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135710A4188537.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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