Clupeonella cultriventris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes Clupeidae

Scientific Name: Clupeonella cultriventris (Nordmann, 1840)
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Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
Widespread distribution and abundant in lower reaches of rivers, coastal lakes and lagoons. No known major widespread threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Northwestern Black Sea and Sea of Azov.
Countries occurrence:
Bulgaria; Romania; Russian Federation; Turkey; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population:Very abundant in esturine habitats.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Euryhaline, in coastal waters, lagoons and lakes, estuaries and lower reaches of large rivers with a salinity up to 13 ‰. Absent from pure seawater.

Pelagic. Lives up to five years. Spawns in open water in late evening in April-July at 10-18°C. Eggs are pelagic. In Azov See, there are two spawning runs, one in spring and one in autumn. Individuals migrating in autumn overwinter close to spawning sites and spawn in spring. Returns to sea after spawning. Juveniles migrate to sea during first summer. Feeds on crustaceans such as copepods and cladocerans.
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Clupeonella cultriventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T4987A11107179. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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