Mirogrex terraesanctae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mirogrex terraesanctae
Species Authority: (Steinitz, 1952)
Acanthobrama terraesanctae Steinitz, 1952

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer/s: Goren, M., Bogutskaya, N., Erk’akan, F. & Karatash, A. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
This is a very abundant species that is regularly fished and the fishery is under control. No serious threats are known at present and the species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to the Lake Kinneret (Tiberias) in Israel.
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Population [top]

Population: A very abundant species.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This pelagic, lacustrine species is small (less than 250 total length). Its spawning season last six months and peak in winter (January-February). It spawns in the shallow littoral zone on algae-free stones. Breeding success depends on the extent of rise of water level in winter. It is a zooplankton feeder. It is a fishery species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No serious threats known at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.
Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Mirogrex terraesanctae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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