Cobitis fahireae


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cobitis fahireae
Species Authority: Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant 1998
Common Name/s:
English Aegean spined loach

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: Karatash, A., Erk’akan, F. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
This species has a relatively wide range in Turkey. The population is relatively large and is declining, but not at a high rate. There are several threats, including pollution, but these are not believed to be a serious problem at present. Currently assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to western Anatolia, Turkey including Menderes, Karadere, Kocaçay, Mürvetler river basins (stream flows into Lake Manyas), Bakir stream and lake Manyas.
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Population [top]

Population: No data.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in rivers, lakes and lake tributaries.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and extraction. Introduction of exotic fish species in Manyas Lake. Sand extraction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.
Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Cobitis fahireae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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