Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Barbus paytonii
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1911
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of barbels from Morocco is still uncertain and more work is needed before a definitive taxonomy is set for this group in this country.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Azeroual, A. & Smith, K. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
The area of occupancy (AOO) of B. paytoni in the Oum er Rbia river is estimated to be 1,200 km² (i.e., less than the 2,000 km² threshold for Vulnerable). Agricultural pollution is having a negative impact upon the species’ habitat in the lower reaches of the river. This species occurs in less than 10 locations (with the lower river being one location due to the nature of the threat).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to the Oum Er Rbia river in Morocco. Specimens have been found in this river in surveys over the last 10 years (Doadrio, I. pers com).
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No data.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Agricultural pollution is affecting the species in the lower reaches of the river (Azeroual, A. pers. comm).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Barbus paytonii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60364A12357504. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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