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Delminichthys ghetaldii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Delminichthys ghetaldii
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1882)
Synonym(s):
Paraphoxinus ghetaldi Steindachner, 1882
Phoxinellus ghetaldii (Steindachner, 1882)
Phoxinellus pstrossii (Steindachner, 1882)
Taxonomic Notes: Following Eschmeyer (2004) Paraphoxinus ghetaldi was transferred to Phoxinellus ghetaldii. Note change in specific name spelling.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
P. ghetaldii has an extent of occurrence (EOO) <5,000 km² (area of occupancy (AOO) <500 km²), and occurs at more than five locations but no more than 10 depending upon the interconnectivity of the Polje. There is a continuing decline of AOO due to water extraction, droughts and channelisation of the rivers.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to karstic streams (e.g., Buna River) and springs in Popovo Polje, Ljubomirsko Polje, Dabarsko Polje and Fatnicko Polje and springs in coastal southern Dalmatia.
Countries:
Native:
Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in streams, springs and subterranean cavities.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Delminichthys ghetaldii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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