Tristramella simonis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tristramella simonis
Species Authority: (Günther, 1864)
Common Name/s:
English Short jaw tristramella

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer/s: Goren, M. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Apparently this species restricted to Lake Kinneret is not threatened and is abundant. Caught in commercial fishing, but no serious threat to the population at present. The fishery is controlled in the lake. Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the Kinneret (Tiberias) Lake in Israel. The species may be also in Muzairib, a tributary of the Jordan river in Syria.
Israel; Syrian Arab Republic
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Population [top]

Population: Apparently stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in lakes and rivers. Spawns from March to August. It feeds on phytoplankton. It is a female mouth-brooder.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.
Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Tristramella simonis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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