Vimba melanops


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Vimba melanops
Species Authority: (Heckel, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Malamída

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Barbieri, R. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
The taxonomy of this species remains uncertain. One author argues that this species is the same as Vimba vimba. There is also little published information on its abundance, population trends, or threats.
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to Thessaly, Macedonia and Thrace in Greece and the Evros river bordering Greece and Turkey. Also reported to extend into Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM).
Bulgaria; Greece; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Turkey
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Population [top]

Population: No published data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A predominantly riverine species also present in reservoirs.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction. Water pollution and extraction. Dam construction may cause problems but it is not yet clear if this species makes spawning migrations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Vimba melanops. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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