Pseudophoxinus burduricus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudophoxinus burduricus
Species Authority: Küçük, Gülle, Güçlü, Çiftçi & Erdoğan, 2013
Common Name(s):
English Burdur Spring Minnow

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2014-01-22
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Ekmekçi, F., Küçük, F. & Smith, K.
This species is believed to exist in five independent populations (locations) which are all affected by water abstraction and climate change. At least two populations are also impacted by pollution. The species is believed to be at least in a slow decline but the whole landscape is fast drying out and should be closely monitored. Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is much less than 5,000 km² and the area of occupancy (AOO) much less than 500 km². The species is therefore assessed as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is endemic to Turkey, where it is known from several springs and streams in Central Anatolia in and in the surroundings of Lake Burdur and Lake Salda basins; Değirmendere stream, Karamanlı stream, Düğer spring, Sazak spring near Lake Yarışlı.
Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information about population trends in this species but its habitats are situated in a fast drying out landscape and several springs and streams have been lost in the last two decades. It is therefore believed, that the species is slowly declining.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits lakes, springs and small streams.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not directly used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water abstraction, pollution and climate change are the major threats affecting this species. Many dams in the area do not have an environmental flow and streams dry out below the dams during summer. Climate change is a strong threat in the area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation action in place

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2014. Pseudophoxinus burduricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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