Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Telestes fontinalis
Species Authority: (Karaman, 1972)
Phoxinellus fontinalis Karaman, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
P. fontinalis has an extremely limited distribution with an area of occupancy (AOO) <10 km² (extent of occurrence (EOO) <100 km²) as it is only found in one karstic spring Modro Oko. Due to drought and alien species there is a continuing decline in EOO and sub populations (it has disappeared from streams in Krbavsko Polje streams).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to one karstic spring (Modro Oko) in Krbavsko Polje in Croatia. It disappaered from Krbavsko Polje streams.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the springs and pools of the karst region. It enters subterranean waters during winter or summer drought.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Drought, water pollution and extraction. Construction of road close to the site. Introduction of exotic fish species. Also there is a possibility that war in the region has damaged the karstic system (Bogutskaya, N. pers. comm).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Telestes fontinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61312A12460599. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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