Cobitis paludica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cobitis paludica
Species Authority: (de Buen, 1930)
Cobitis haasi Klausewitz, 1955

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2ce+3ce ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Carmona, J. & Darwall, W. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
C. paludica is declining throughout its range, estimated at less than 30% in the past 10 years. This decline is due to water and gravel extraction leading to habitat destruction and to the introduction of exotic fish species. This decline is suspected to continue into the future at the same rate (J. Carmona pers comm).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It occurs in rivers of the central and southern Iberian peninsula. Introduced into the Mino and Nalon river basins in Northern Spain.
Portugal; Spain
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Population [top]

Population: Decreasing.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the middle to lower parts of rivers with low current, sandy to gravel bottom with aquatic vegetation and shallow waters.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction (due to gravel extraction, water extraction and diversion). Introduction of exotic fish species. Illegal commercial trade as live bait.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed in the Appendix III of the Bern Convention.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Cobitis paludica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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