Cobitis narentana is a rare species with a restricted distribution, and very little is known about its biology and behaviour. However, it is thought to spawn between April and August, when up to 2,500 eggs may be released by the female (2) (4). It is a short-lived species, with most males dying before three years of age, although females usually live to five. Cobitis narentana reaches maturity when it is around 5.8 centimetres in length (5).
species, Cobitis narentana
buries itself almost completely in the substrate, with only the head protruding. It feeds on various invertebrates (2)
. Like other members of the Cyprinidae family, Cobitis narentana
lacks teeth in the jaws, instead possessing a pair of enlarged bones in the throat which have structures known as ‘pharyngeal teeth’, used to process food (6)