|Scientific Name:||Knipowitschia mrakovcici|
|Species Authority:||Miller, 2009|
Knipowitschia sp. nov. 'Visovac' In Kottelat & Freyhof, 2007
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Smith, K. & Kottelat, M.|
This species has a very restricted range, Visovac Lake in the lower Krka drainage (extent of occurrence estimated to be 20 km²). It is currently experiencing a population decline, but the reasons for this are unknown. Pollution from two towns (Knin and Drnis) could be a cause. A study is currently under way to determine the threats and conservation measures for the species.
For the European Union 27 assessment, this species is recorded as Not Applicable (NA); it is not found within the European Union.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Lake Visovac, in the lower part of the Krka River.|
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|Population:||The species is declining massively (Mustafic pers. comm.).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a lacustrine species.|
|Major Threat(s):||The reason for the population decline is unknown. However pollution from nearby towns (Drin and Knin) could be a cause and sometimes fish kills are seen but without any obvious reasons (Mustafic pers. comm.).|
There is ongoing research to determine the reasons for the decline of the species.
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. 2011. Knipowitschia mrakovcici. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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