Cobitis vettonica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cobitis vettonica
Species Authority: Doadrio & Perdices, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii,v)+2ab(ii,iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Carmona, J. & Darwall, W. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
It is estimated that C. vettonica has an area of occupancy (AOO) of less than 5,000 km² and an extent of occurrence (EOO) less than 500 km². It is only found at one location (Arrago River a tributary to the Tagus River) where it is threatened by agricultural water pollution, drought and introduced predators.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to the Arrago river basin within the Tagus river basin in western Spain.
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Population [top]

Population: Decreasing.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No data.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water extraction and pollution, drought. Introduction of exotic fish species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Cobitis vettonica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 04 March 2015.
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