Knipowitschia croatica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
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.
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.
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 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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