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Knipowitschia croatica

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES GOBIIDAE

Scientific Name: Knipowitschia croatica
Species Authority: Mrakovcic, Kerovec, Misetic & Schneider, 1994
Taxonomic Notes: See Kottelat (1997) about effective date of publication being 1994 and not 1996.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Mrakovcic, M. & Freyhof, J. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
K. croatica is restricted to between 5–10 locations (in the River Matica, Neretva and Lake Bacina (Polje Jezero)), and has an estimated area of occupancy (AOO) of around 20 km². There is a continuing decline in quality of habitat due to pollution, eutrophication and water extraction.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to the karstic River Matica, Neretva and Lake Bacina (Polje Jezero) in Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Countries:
Native:
Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the freshwater karstic Matica river, its upper part drys out in summer. It can be found also in the brackish Lake Bacina. Spawning season in February.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Eutrophication, water pollution and extraction and alteration of the habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Knipowitschia croatica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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