Sabanejewia caucasica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cobitidae

Scientific Name: Sabanejewia caucasica (Berg, 1906)
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
The species is widespread. Even though the species has many threats, including water abstraction, dams and channelization of lower courses of rivers, it is not believed that these will cause the species to meet any of the criteria for a threatened or Near Threatened Category at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Caspian basin: From Kuma, south to lower courses of Iranian costal drainages to Gorgan Bay.
Countries occurrence:
Azerbaijan; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Russian Federation; Turkmenistan
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Population [top]

Population:No information.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Rivulets and streams 3-10 m wide and less than 1 m deep in foothills and plains, sometimes in channels. Usually on gravel, rarely on sand bottom. Usually along steep banks.

Spawns in July-August.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water abstraction in particular in Iran, dams, channelization of the lower courses and drought (predicted to increase in severity due to climate change).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Sabanejewia caucasica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135553A4143940. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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