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Silurus aristotelis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES SILURIDAE

Scientific Name: Silurus aristotelis
Species Authority: (Agassiz, 1857)
Common Name(s):
English Aristotle's Catfish
Synonym(s):
Siluris aristotelis (Agassiz, 1857) [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: Note correction to spelling of the generic name from Siluris to Silurus.

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): Barbieri, R. & Kottelat, M. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
There is insufficient information on population status to make an assessment at present.
History:
1996 Data Deficient (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Data Deficient
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to Lakes Trichonis, Lyssimachia and Amvrakia in western Greece. In the 1980s it was introduced to Lake Volvi, northern Greece and to Lake Pahvotis in western Greece (date of introduction unknown).
Countries:
Native:
Greece
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in lakes exclusively.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution. Overfishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in Annex II of the European Union Habitats Directive and in Appendix III of the Bern Convention.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Silurus aristotelis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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