Scardinius racovitzai 

Scope: Global & Europe
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Scardinius racovitzai Müller, 1958

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,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 restricted to a very small hot spring (Petzea) in Romania, with an area of occupancy of less than 1 km². In 1998, the habitat was observed to be in good condition and the species was very common. However in 2000, the site was observed to be heavily polluted with litter, and that the public bath that the hot spring feeds was being re-built and modernised which is predicted to extract larger quantities of water from the spring.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Western Romania: hot spring Petzea (or Baile Epiropesti) close to Oradea, about 10,000 m².
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Population [top]

Population:In 1998, it was observed that the fish was common and the habitat was in good conditon. However in 2000, the site was heavily polluted with litter.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Densely vegetated, shallow hot spring with mud bottom.

No data.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In 2000 it was observed that the spring was heavily polluted with litter. The spring water is also used to feed a public bath which was being rebuilt with plans to channel more water than previously from the spring (M. Glaubrecht, pers comm. to J. Freyhof).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Scardinius racovitzai. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19948A9113563. . Downloaded on 21 July 2018.
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