Pseudophoxinus handlirschi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Pseudophoxinus handlirschi
Species Authority: (Pietschmann, 1933)
Common Name(s):
English Eğirdir Minnow
Acanthorutilus handlirschi Pietschmann, 1933
Oreoleuciscus handlirschi (Pietschmann, 1933)
Phoxinellus handlirschi (Pietschmann, 1933)
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 10 March 2014. Available at: http://
Taxonomic Notes: Generic name changed from Phoxinellus to Pseudophoxinus, based on information in Eschmeyer (1998) and recommendation of Kottelat (pers. comm. 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-03-18
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Ekmekçi, F. & Küçük, F.
This species was restricted to Lake Egirdir, Turkey. Its main threat was the alien invasive predator, Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca). No individuals have been found since the 1980s despite intensive field work (F. Kücük, pers. comm.). It is therefore assessed as Extinct.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2006 Critically Endangered (CR)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1996 Critically Endangered (CR)
1994 Endangered (E)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Endangered (E)
1986 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was restricted to Lake Egirdir in Central Anatolia, Turkey.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: The species is Extinct. No individuals have been found since the 1980s despite intensive field work (F. Kücük, pers. comm.).
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It was a pelagic lacustrine species restricted to the lake itself.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The introduction of Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) is believed to be the reason for the extirpation of the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is too late for any conservation actions to be implemented for this species.

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2014. Pseudophoxinus handlirschi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T40747A19007061. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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