Cobitis stephanidisi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cobitidae

Scientific Name: Cobitis stephanidisi
Species Authority: Economidis, 1992

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,v)+2ab(i,ii,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Barbieri, R. & Kottelat, M. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
This species has a highly restricted range being limited to a single spring (extent of occurrence (EOO) <100 km², and area of occupancy (AOO) <10 km²). It is assessed as Critically Endangered on account of this restricted range, that it has been extirpated from its original range in the Kefalovriso karstic spring and a reported decline in habitat quality and availability due to agricultural pollution and water extraction.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is extirpated from its original range in the Kefalovriso karstic spring in Velestino village within the former Lake Karla basin in central Greece. Recent survey of the springs and streams of the Pinios and the previous Lake Karla basins has found it in the Chasambali spring (Economidis and Bobori 2003).
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in springs.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water extraction, pollution, and drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Cobitis stephanidisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T5030A11108459. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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