|Scope: Global & Europe|
|Scientific Name:||Knipowitschia radovici Kovačić, 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 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.
|Range Description:||Only known from the type locality the Norin stream (10 km) in the Neretva drainage (Croatia).|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|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.
|Major Threat(s):||Water is abstracted from the spring and used for drinking water. However the habitat is in good condition.|
|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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