|Scientific Name:||Achondrostoma occidentale|
|Species Authority:||(Robalo, Almada, Sousa Santos, Moreira & Doadrio, 2005)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bogutskaya, N., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
This species has a very restricted range (area of occupancy <500 km², extent of occurrence <5,000 km²), and found in only three streams (possibly two as the species is believed to be extirpated in Safarujo after it dried up) in Estremadura in Portugal where it is heavily impacted by domestic and agricultural pollution and water abstraction, especially during the summer dry period where the streams dry up.
|Range Description:||Portugal: Estremadura, in Alcabrichel, Sizandro and Safarujo drainages. It is believed the population in the Safarujo is extirpated after the stream dried up.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Habitat: |
Lower stretches of rivers.
No data. Spawns in April-May.
|Major Threat(s):||The species is heavily impacted by pollution from domestic and agricultural sewage and water abstraction.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information.|
IUCN. 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 5 October 2008).
Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.
Robalo, J.I., Almada, V.C., Sousa-Santos, C., Moreira, M.I. and Doadrio, I. 2005. A new species of the genus Chondrostoma Agassiz, 1832 (Actynopterigii, Cyprinidae) from western Portugal.
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. 2008. Achondrostoma occidentale. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135683A4180158.Downloaded on 29 April 2017.|
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