Pseudophoxinus handlirschi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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 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.
2006 Critically Endangered
1996 Critically Endangered
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was restricted to Lake Egirdir in Central Anatolia, Turkey.
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.).

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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