Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Pelasgus laconicus
Species Authority: (Kottelat & Barbieri, 2004)
Pseudophoxinus laconicus Kottelat & Barbieri, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(ii,iii,iv,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Barbieri, R. & Kottelat, M. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
A restricted range species with an estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) <5,000 km² and area of occupancy (AOO) <10 km². It is now only known from two locations and the population is severely fragmented due to water abstraction leaving the species in isolated small subpopulations where they are at risk due to their low numbers and heavy bird predation. Only 60 km of stream are now estimated to be occupied by this species

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Restricted to the River Evrotas and the upper part of River Alphios in the Peloponnese in Greece.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Lives in springs and spring-fed creeks and in the mainstream and headwaters of rivers. It reproduces from mid-March to June
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water extraction and pollution, and habitat destruction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Pelasgus laconicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61374A12457331. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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