Squalius illyricus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Squalius illyricus Heckel & Kner, 1858
Leuciscus illyricus (Heckel & Kner, 1858)
Taxonomic Notes: Some authors consider this species as doubtful (Bianco and Knezevic 1987). There has been a recent change of genus from Leuciscus to Squalius (Zardoya and Doadrio 1999, Bogutskaya and Zupancic 1999, Sanjur et al. 2003).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Mrakovcic, M. & Freyhof, J. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
L. illiyricus has not declined in the past 10 years. It occurs in two rivers (Cetina and Krka basins) where there is a possibility of alien species being introduced. However it is a robust species and is thought that the alien species that have been introduced in the region would probably not have a major impact (Mrakovcic, M. pers comm). It could qualify for VU D2 depending upon the potential impact of introduced species.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is restricted to the Cetina and Krka River basins in Croatia.
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Population [top]

Population:Hasn't declined in the past 10 years (M. Mrakovcic, pers comm).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Lives in karstic river. A robust species able to withstand impacts of invasive species (M. Mrakovcic pers. comm).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction (dams), potential introduction of exotic fish species and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Listed in the Appendix III of the Bern Convention. Part of range is included in a National Park.

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Squalius illyricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61381A12469652. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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