Chondrostoma holmwoodii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chondrostoma holmwoodii
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1896)

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: Erk’akan, F., Karatash, A., Erk’akan, F. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
This species has a relatively wide range, although the full extent of its range is not yet confirmed. Water quality across the region is declining through pollution, but there are no data on population size or trends for this species. It may be declining, but this has to be confirmed. More research is necessary to be able to determine its extinction risk. Assessed as Data Deficient.
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to western Anatolia in Turkey (Bakircay, Gedtiz and Kucuk Menderes).
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Population [top]

Population: No data available on population size. Believed to be declining.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A riverine species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution (agriculture, commercial, domestic, sewage) and extraction. Annual observations of water quality indicate overall decline in water quality (e.g., DSI 1987).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.
Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Chondrostoma holmwoodii. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 21 April 2014.
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