|Scientific Name:||Fagotia esperi|
|Species Authority:||(Ferussac, 1823)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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).
|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.
Native:Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Hungary; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Ukraine
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|Population:||In the Danube there is an observable decrease in the population, however there are several stable sub-populations in tributaries.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This freshwater species occurs in rivers.|
|Major Threat(s):||Pollution is the main threat to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are required for this species. In Hungary it is protected by law.|
|Citation:||Feher, Z. 2011. Fagotia esperi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 12 March 2014.|
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