Barbus lepineyi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Barbus lepineyi
Species Authority: Pellegrin, 1939
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomy of barbels from Morocco is still uncertain and more work is needed before a definitive taxonomy of this group is set in this country.

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): Azeroual, A. & Smith, K. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
B. lepineyi is widely distributed and locally abundant (Doadrio, I. pers comm).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to the Draa river system in the Sub-Saharan zone in Morocco.
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Population [top]

Population: Found to be locally abundant (Azeroual, A. & Doadrio, I. pers. comm).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No data.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Climate change is causing drought in all rivers south of the Oum Er Rbia (Azeroual, A. pers. comm).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Barbus lepineyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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