|Scientific Name:||Cottus scaturigo|
|Species Authority:||Freyhof, Kottelat & Nolte, 2005|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer/s:||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
The species' range is highly restricted (Timavo spring, north of Trieste) with an area of occupancy of about 100 m², but has no known current or future threats that could lead to a continuing decline in population or habitat. However, there is a plausible threat from the nearby road, where pollution from an accident or dumping could impact the whole population making the species occur in one location.
|Range Description:||Italy: Timavo spring, north of Trieste. Timavo spring is the resurgence of River Reka, which flows from Slovenia after 35 km of underground course through the Kras (Karst) plateau. There is no record of Cottus species in Reka.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||
Large, very cold spring.
Spawns for the first time at one year. Spawns in March. Most individuals live only 1-2 years.
|Major Threat(s):||The species is restricted to a very small area, but there are no known current threats to the species. However the spring is very close to a road which may pose a threat.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Cottus scaturigo. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 June 2013.|
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