|Scientific Name:||Sabanejewia romanica|
|Species Authority:||(Bǎcescu, 1943)|
Cobitis romanica Bǎcescu, 1943
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bohlen, J., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
The species has a fragmented distribution in sandy streams with fast current in the Arges, Olt, Jui, Mures and Tapolitza systems of the Danube basin. Damming, water abstraction and pollution have all increased in recent years which all have an impact on the species. It is suspected that the species population has declined by almost 30% in the past 10 years, and will continue to do so as development within Romania increases.
|Range Description:||Romania: Danube basin, Arges, Olt, Jui, Mures and Tapolitza systems.|
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|Population:||Declining, localised and fragmented population.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Sandy streams with clean water and moderate to fast current.
Spawns from May to July.
|Major Threat(s):||Development in Romania is leading to increased water abstraction, pollution and damming of rivers.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Sabanejewia romanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.|