|Scientific Name:||Eudontomyzon danfordi|
|Species Authority:||Regan, 1911|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer/s:||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
A widespread species, known from the Tisza and Timis systems (Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary in the Danube drainage). It has a suspected slow decline with recent and on-going economic development (pollution, damming in headwaters) in eastern Europe. However, not at a rate to qualify the species for a threatened or Near Threatened category.
|Range Description:||Danube drainage: Tisza and Timis systems (Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary).|
Native:Hungary; Poland; Romania; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Ukraine
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|Population:||Suspected to be slowly declining.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Piedmont and montane zones in clear, well oxygenated brooks. Ammocoetes in detritus-rich sands or clay sediments.
Predatory, freshwater resident. Ammocoetes stage lasts 3.5-4.5 years. Ammoecoetes feed on detritus and insect larvae; they usually metamorphose in July-August. Metamorphosis lasts 1-5 months and feeding starts in the following March. Spawns in spring, usually after one year of predatory life, in April-June in uppermost reaches of brooks. Dies after spawning. Adults feed on live and dead fish; they usually kill their prey and feed on body tissues or swallow the whole fish.
|Major Threat(s):||Locally threatened by damming in headwaters and pollution.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Eudontomyzon danfordi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 December 2013.|
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