Romanogobio kesslerii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Romanogobio kesslerii (Dybowski, 1862)
Common Name(s):
English Kessler's Gudgeon
Gobio kessleri Dybowski, 1862
Romanogobio kessleri (Dybowski, 1862) [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: The systematics of sand gudgeons in Danube is not resolved and several species seem to be confused under the name R. kesslerii.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-03-05
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Kottelat, M.
A widespread species and still abundant, but expected to gradually decline with on-going economic development as the species is sensitive to organic pollution, but not at a rate that will qualify the species for a threatened or Near Threatened category.

European Union 27 = LC. Same rational as above.

Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Dniestr and tributaries of lower and middle Danube drainages (Black Sea basin); upper Vistula drainage in Poland (Baltic basin).
Countries occurrence:
Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Hungary; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Poland; Romania; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population:Abundant, but expected to decline in the future.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Habitat:
Fast-flowing piedmont rivers with large areas of sand bottom. Spawns in shallow water over gravel, sand or plant material in fast-flowing water.

Gregarious. Lives up to five years. Spawns for the first time at 2-3 years. Most fish spawn 1-2 years, from late May-early June until late August-September. Eggs are released in successive portions. To spawn, both sexes move to surface or open water. Eggs drift with current, sink to bottom and stick to substrate. Juveniles and adults are active during day. Feeds on a variety of benthic invertebrates, usually catching drifting food organisms.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Locally threatened by water pollution and dam construction.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: When the 2010 assessment of this species was published in 2011, a 2013 citation reference was accidentally attached to the account and hence the previous version of the assessment showed it as being published in 2013 when it should have been 2011. The error is corrected here and is therefore given a 2016 citation date; the 2011 reference that should have been used in the citation is under the References.

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2011. Romanogobio kesslerii. (errata version published in 2016) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T9297A97803482. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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