Phoxinus strymonicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Phoxinus strymonicus Kottelat, 2007

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 currently only known from the Aggitis stream in the Strymon drainage in Greece with an extent of occurrence of less than 3,000 kmĀ². Based on the major threats of water abstraction and drought the species is found in less than five locations. The stream is also impacted by pollution from surrounding intensive agriculture. If the Phoxinus specimens collected from the Loudias and Filiouris basins are found to be strymonicus, the species' range (extent of occurrence) will probably fall outside the threshold for Endangered or even Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Aegean Sea basin; Currently only known from the Aggitis system (Strymon basin) (Greece), records from the Loudias and Filiouris drainages are tentativley considered to be P. strymonicus but this requires examination of the specimens for confrmation. (Greece, probably Bulgaria).
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Population [top]

Population:No information.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Most abundant in small streams with clear and cold water; occasionally found in irrigation canals.

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Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water abstraction, drought (predicted to increase in severity due to climate change), pollution from agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Phoxinus strymonicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135718A4192066. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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