|Scientific Name:||Clupeonella cultriventris|
|Species Authority:||(Nordmann, 1840)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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:||
|Range Description:||Northwestern Black Sea and Sea of Azov.|
Native:Bulgaria; Romania; Russian Federation; Turkey; Ukraine
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|Population:||Very abundant in esturine habitats.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
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|
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats known.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Clupeonella cultriventris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T4987A11107179. . Downloaded on 26 May 2016.|
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