Luciobarbus graecus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Luciobarbus graecus
Species Authority: Steindachner, 1896
Barbus graceus Steindachner, 1895 [orth. error & incorrect date]
Barbus graecus Steindachner, 1896
Taxonomic Notes: Some authorities cite the date of description as 1895.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Barbieri, R. & Kottelat, M. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
This species has a restricted range (estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) <5,000 km², and area of occupancy (AOO) <500 km²) across 2–5 separate locations. Water levels in Lake Yliki are declining so there is a reduction in AOO. Water pollution continues so habitat quality is declining. Finally, there is thought to be a continuing decline in the number of subpopulations. On this basis the species is assessed as Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to the Sperchios river basin and to the Lake Yliki in eastern Greece. Previously present in Lake Paralimni, which has since been drained. Also in the Kifisos river.
Countries occurrence:
Albania; Greece
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a large size, predominantly lacustrine, barbel (<700 mm). Reproduction is in June on sandy substrate.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Restricted range, overfishing, water extraction, water pollution and agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: A special Greek law protects it, but this is not enforced.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Luciobarbus graecus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60805A12409922. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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