Gobio intermedius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Gobio intermedius Battalgil, 1943
Common Name(s):
English Eber Gudgeon
Gobio gobio ssp. intermedius Battalgil, 1943
Taxonomic Source(s): Naseka, A.M., Erk'akan, F. and Küçük, F. 2006. A description of two new species of the genus Gobio from central Anatolia (Turkey) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoosystematica Rossica 15: 185-194.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-03-04
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Ekmekçi, F., Küçük, F., Sarı, H. & Smith, K.
This species is known from five streams flowing to Lakes Eber and Akşehir in Central Anatolia. It used to occur in the lakes themselves but has been extirpated due to pollution and the lakes drying out. The inflowing streams are partly polluted and water is abstracted for many reasons. In addition several small dams retain water reducing flow in the downstream section of the streams. The species has an estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) of 1,250 km², area of occupancy (AOO) of 200 km², and is found in five locations (based on the major threat of water abstraction). It is therefore assessed as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known from five streams flowing to Lakes Eber and Akşehir in Central Anatolia. The species used to occur in the lakes themselves but have been extirpated due to the lakes drying out and pollution.
Countries occurrence:
Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:200Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:1250
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):Yes
Number of Locations:5
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Population [top]

Population:All populations are expected to decline due to ongoing threats.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Streams with moderate current on gravel to sand bottom. Occurred in the lakes before.

Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Pollution and water abstraction are the major threats in the area which have almost terminated fish life in the lakes.The species now occurs only in inflowing streams which are partly polluted and water is abstracted for many reasons. Furthermore, human population and economic development and climate change induced rainfall reduction makes the situation even more critical. Several small dams retain water in the streams and water retaining by dams is a problem in the downstream section of the streams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no conservation action in place for this species. Both lakes are a protected area, but the management plan (2008) focus is on birds. It is strongly recommended to develop a conservation strategy for this and other threatened freshwater species in the area.

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2014. Gobio intermedius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T19087900A19223093. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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