|Scope: Global & Europe|
|Scientific Name:||Barbus kubanicus Berg, 1912|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
Probably extirpated from the lower Kuban since construction of Krasnodar dam (impacts from dam occurred more than three generations or 10 years ago). The species is still widespread and abundant.
|Range Description:||Kuban drainage and Sea of Azov close to Kuban estuary.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat: |
Mountain and piedmont streams, with strong currents, sand, gravel or rock bottom. Less abundant in lowland stretches and estuary. Spawns on gravel bottom.
Males reproduce for the first time at three years, females at four. Spawns in May-August. Spawning run starts at end of March and peaks in May. Migrations may extend to uppermost reaches of tributaries. Female lays up to three portions of eggs (total up to 60,000). After spawning, adults migrate downstream and spend winter in main course of Kuban and lower reaches of tributaries. Larvae and small juveniles feed mostly on chironomids and algae. Larger juveniles and adults feed on a variety of benthic invertebrates, and small fish.
|Movement patterns:||Full Migrant|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Barbus kubanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135664A4174113.Downloaded on 15 August 2018.|
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