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Squalius torgalensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Squalius torgalensis
Species Authority: (Coelho, Bogutskaya, Rodrigues & Collares-Pereira, 1998)
Taxonomic Notes: There has been a recent change from genus Leuciscus to Squalius (Zardoya and Doadrio 1999, Sanjur et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Carmona, J. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
S. torgalensis is restricted to only one river basin, the Mira and has an area of occupancy (AOO) <500 km², an extent of occurrence (EOO) <5,000 km² and is not very abundant. Threats such as water extraction, drought and introduction of exotic fish species are impacting upon the species and its habitat causing a decline in AOO and quality of habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to one river basin in southern Portugal, the Mira river basin.
Countries:
Native:
Portugal
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Population [top]

Population: Not very abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No data.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Squalius torgalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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