Knipowitschia radovici 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Gobiidae

Scientific Name: Knipowitschia radovici Kovačić, 2005

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 only known from the type locality, a small karstic stream (Norin stream - 10 km long) in the Neretva drainage (Croatia). It is not believed that the species is wider distributed as in similar habitat nearby other similar goby species are recorded. There is a potential threat from the water abstraction, making the species occur in only one location, however the area is currently protected in order to maintain the water quality.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Only known from the type locality the Norin stream (10 km) in the Neretva drainage (Croatia).
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Population [top]

Population:Very rare.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Outflow of a karstic spring, discharging 3.5-6.0 m/s in summer, down to 5.5 m, with gravel to mud-gravel bottom.

No data. Adults observed in deepest parts of stream, juveniles in shallow areas among vegetation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water is abstracted from the spring and used for drinking water. However the habitat is in good condition.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The area is protected to maintain clean drinking water.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Knipowitschia radovici. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135662A4173824. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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