Rutilus rubilio 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Rutilus rubilio (Bonaparte, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Rovella, South European Roach

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Bianco, G. & Kottelat, M. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
The species has disappeared from many lakes, and is fragmented in many rivers. It has decreased in range by over 30% in past 10 years mainly as a result of the introduction of alien species, especially C. genei and R. aula. The species is close to qualifying for VU under criterion A2.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Restricted to the Tuscano-Latum district of Italy, and introduced to southern Italy and Sicily.
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Population [top]

Population:A pioneer species subject to high fluctuations and able to recover quickly from decline. Overall the population is stable.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A predominantly riverine species but it does enter lakes. A multi-spawner, which is both polyandry and polygymnic. Reproduction is in March to July.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Introduced alien species. The introduction of Rutilus aula is reported to have caused the local extirpation of this species from all the lakes in central Italy.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed in Annex II of the European Union Habitats Directive and in Appendix III of the Bern Convention.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Rutilus rubilio. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T19786A9014268. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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