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Gobio kovatschevi 

Scope: Global & Europe
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Gobio kovatschevi Chichkoff, 1937

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii,v) 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)
Justification:
The species is only known from some of the streams in the River Provadiskaya where it is locally abundant in the upper reaches but extirpated from the lower reaches. The species extent of occurrence is estimated to be less than 5,000 kmĀ² and its population has sharply declined due to pollution from industrial and domestic sources. This decline is expected to continue with ongoing economic development. It is estimated that the species is found in less than 10 locations based on the major threat of pollution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bulgaria: River Provadiskaya (enters Black Sea near Varna).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Bulgaria
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Population [top]

Population:Very restricted and fragmented.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Restricted to the upper and middle stretch of a small, slowly flowing stream.

Biology:
No data.
Systems:Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Pollution from industrial and domestic sources.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Gobio kovatschevi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135615A4162824. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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