Luciobarbus comizo 

Scope: Global & Europe
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Luciobarbus comizo (Steindachner, 1864)
Common Name(s):
English Iberian Barbel
Barbus comizo Steindachner, 1864

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2ce ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Carmona, J. & Darwall, W. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
It is estimated that B. comizo has undergone a population decline of at least 30% in the past 10 years due to water extraction, pollution and introduced taxa (Crivelli, A. pers comm.) this has led to a continuous decline in numbers and in area of occupancy.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the Tagus and Guadiana river basins in Spain and Portugal.
Countries occurrence:
Portugal; Spain
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Population [top]

Population:Not very abundant.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It prefers the middle and lower reaches of rivers, in deep and slow waters with abundant submerged vegetation. It occurs also in reservoirs. It is a large size barbel (>500mm).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and extraction, habitat destruction and introduction of exotic fish predators.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Luciobarbus comizo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T2575A9457226. . Downloaded on 18 August 2018.
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