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Alburnus akili

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Alburnus akili
Species Authority: Battalgil, 1942
Common Name(s):
English Beyşehir Bleak

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2013-03-18
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Ekmekçi, F., Özuluğ, M. & Smith, K.
Justification:
This species was endemic to Lake Beysehir in Turkey. The species declined after the introduction of Pikeperch into the lake in 1955. Overfishing also contributed to declines. It is now Extinct.
History:
2006 Extinct
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was restricted to the Lake Beysehir in Central Anatolia, Turkey.
Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is now Extinct. The extinction is thought to have happened after the 1950s but the actual date of extinction cannot be identified due to the introduction of A. escherischii into the lake and the potential identification of this alien species as the native one.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This was a lacustrine open water species.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species was of local commercial importance as a food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The introduction of Sander lucioperca (in 1955) appears to be the main reason for the extinction of this species. Overfishing also contributed to declines and if any individuals had survived, it is likely that alien Alburnus escherischii would have hybridized with the native species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is too late for any conservation actions to be implemented for this species.

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2014. Alburnus akili. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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