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Gobio gobio
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Gobioninae
Genus: Gobio
G. Cuvier, 1816

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Gobio is the genus of typical gudgeons, ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family many of which are endemics of south-eastern Europe. Members of the genus are usually small fish, rarely longer than 10 cm.


There are currently 34 recognized species in this genus: [1][2]

Many species previously in Gobio are now placed in the sister genus Romanogobio (18 members in FishBase).


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Gobio in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  2. ^ a b Turan, D., Ekmekci, F.G., Luskova, V. & Mendel, J. (2012): Description of a new species of genus Gobio from Turkey (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3257: 56–65.