Squalius lucumonis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Squalius lucumonis
Species Authority: (Bianco, 1983)
Leuciscus lucumontis Bianco, 1983 [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: Recent change of genus from Leuciscus to Squalius (Zardoya and Doadrio 1999, Sanjur et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Bianco, G, & Freyhof, J. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
The species has an estimated area of occupancy (AOO) <500 km². It is restricted to three river basins, which are treated as three separate locations due to the major threat of introduced Chondrostoma genei. With a continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO) and AOO, habitat quality, and the number of subpopulations the species is assessed as Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the Tuscany-Latium district of Italy where it is present in the Tibern, Arno, Ombrone and Serchio river basins with 10–12 subpopulations.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Declining.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a warm-water obligate riverine species living mainly in small brooks.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water extraction, and competition with introduced Chondrostoma genei.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed in the Annex II of the European Union Habitats Directive and in the Appendix III of the Bern Convention.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Squalius lucumonis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60828A12415631. . Downloaded on 25 May 2016.
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