Rutilus ylikiensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Rutilus ylikiensis Economidis, 1991

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) 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 only known from Lake Yliki (about 25 km²) and the Kifissos drainage. In Lake Yliki the water is being extracted for the population of Athens and the water in Kifissos drainage is being extracted for agriculture. It has been extirpated from the other known location, lake Paralimni, when the lake was drained. Its total extent of occurrence is about 2,000 km², and it is found in less than five locations.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Greece: Kifissos drainage, including Lakes Yliki and Paralimni (which is now dry).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:No information.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:

Spawns in February-April.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Lake Paralimni was drained. The water in lake Yliki is being extracted to supply Athens.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Rutilus ylikiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19788A9015371. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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