Cobitis puncticulata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cobitis puncticulata
Species Authority: Erk'akan, Atalay-Ekmekçi & Nalbant, 1998

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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)
The species is restricted to one outlet of Lake Manyas. The area is heavily affected by pollution. Assessed as Critically Endangered based on restricted range and declining habitat quality.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is restricted to Karadere stream (Kocacay River) at the outlet of Manyas Lake, Turkey.
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Population [top]

Population: Apparently rare. A visit to the site in 2004 failed to collect any specimens (F. Erk'akan, pers. comm).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in a rather cold and well-oxygenated stream with muddy bottom with abundant submerged vegetation.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Flow regulation due to water extraction. Heavy industrial and agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.
Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Cobitis puncticulata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.
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