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Knipowitschia punctatissima

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES GOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Knipowitschia punctatissima
Species Authority: (Canestrini, 1864)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Bianco, G. & Freyhof, J. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
The population is thought to be decreasing but there is a lack of information to confirm or refute this suspicion. It has a relatively restricted range (estimated area of occupancy (AOO) <500 km²) but fails to qualify as threatened as it is found in just more than 10 locations, where locations are determined as interconnected networks of springs.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Rare (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to north-eastern Italy.
Countries:
Native:
Italy
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Population [top]

Population: It was previously believed to exist in only a few places but it has recently been found to be more widespread.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in springs and cold clean streams on the flat plains.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water extraction and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is localised conservation as some springs are included within protected areas. However, protection is at the site level with no protection of the actual watershed.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Knipowitschia punctatissima. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2014.
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