Fagotia esperi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Scientific Name: Fagotia esperi
Species Authority: (Ferussac, 1823)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-01-28
Assessor(s): Feher, Z.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B., Tomovic, J., Van Damme, D., Burden, A. & Nichols, C.
There is an observable decline in this species in the Danube but it has a wide range and several stable sub-populations in tributaries (Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC). 

This species has also been assessed at the regional level:
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC)
EU27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in the Danube drainage, and according to Bank et al. (2006) it is distributed in Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro and Ukraine.  Additional records reported from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia (Tomovic pers. comm. 2009).

Kantor et al. (2009) notes that although there are old records of this species in Russia, these are all erroneous and that the species does not occur there.
Countries occurrence:
Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Hungary; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population: In the Danube there is an observable decrease in the population, however there are several stable sub-populations in tributaries.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This freshwater species occurs in rivers.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Pollution is the main threat to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are required for this species. In Hungary it is protected by law.

Citation: Feher, Z. 2011. Fagotia esperi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T8441A12912641. . Downloaded on 24 November 2015.
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