Pachychilon macedonicum


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pachychilon macedonicum
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1892)
Pachychilon macedonicus (Steindachner, 1892) [orth. error]
Rutilus macedonicum Steindachner, 1870
Taxonomic Notes: This species appeared in the 1996 Red List as Data Deficient but under the incorrectly spelt name of Pachychilon macedonicus. It was also listed as LR/nt in the 1996 Red List under the name Rutilus macedonicus, but following Kottelat (1997) this should be placed under Pachychilon. The latter was assumed to be an incorrect listing.

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)
This species is thought to be declining but more survey is required to confirm this.
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the Axios river basin in Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) and to the lower part of the Aliakmon, Strymon, and Pinios river basins in Greece. Also reported in the Karla river basin.
Greece; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in rivers, canals, ditches, and lakes. Does not appear to require clear waters.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water extraction and pollution, and habitat alteration.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Pachychilon macedonicum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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