Fagotia esperi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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).
1996 Data Deficient
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)

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.
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.
Population Trend: Stable

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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