Sabanejewia romanica 

Scope: Global & Europe
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cobitidae

Scientific Name: Sabanejewia romanica (Bǎcescu, 1943)
Common Name(s):
English Romanian Loach
Cobitis romanica Bǎcescu, 1943

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Romania: Danube basin, Arges, Olt, Jui, Mures and Tapolitza systems.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population:Declining, localised and fragmented population.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Sandy streams with clean water and moderate to fast current.

Spawns from May to July.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Development in Romania is leading to increased water abstraction, pollution and damming of rivers.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Sabanejewia romanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T5036A11109131. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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