Cottus petiti

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Cottus petiti
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Cottidae
Genus: Cottus
Species: C. petiti
Binomial name
Cottus petiti
Băcescu & Băcescu-Mester, 1964

Cottus petiti, also called the chub of the Lez (Chabot du Lez, in French),[1] is a species of fish in the Cottidae family.[2] It is endemic to France, found only in a small 3 km stretch of the Lez River.[3] Its natural habitat consists of rivers and freshwater springs, which are threatened by habitat loss. The males of this species are typically 56 mm in length.


  1. ^ Cottus petiti. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  2. ^ Crivelli, A.J. 2005. Cottus petiti. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved August 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Cottus petiti. In: IUCN 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.1. Retrieved June 27, 2009.