|Scientific Name:||Knipowitschia mrakovcici|
|Species Authority:||Miller, 2009|
Knipowitschia sp. nov. 'Visovac' In Kottelat & Freyhof, 2007
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Smith, K. & Kottelat, M.|
This species has a very restricted range, Visovac Lake in the lower Krka drainage (extent of occurrence estimated to be 20 km²). It is currently experiencing a population decline, but the reasons for this are unknown. Pollution from two towns (Knin and Drnis) could be a cause. A study is currently under way to determine the threats and conservation measures for the species.
For the European Union 27 assessment, this species is recorded as Not Applicable (NA); it is not found within the European Union.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in Lake Visovac, in the lower part of the Krka River.|
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|Population:||The species is declining massively (Mustafic pers. comm.).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a lacustrine species.|
|Major Threat(s):||The reason for the population decline is unknown. However pollution from nearby towns (Drin and Knin) could be a cause and sometimes fish kills are seen but without any obvious reasons (Mustafic pers. comm.).|
There is ongoing research to determine the reasons for the decline of the species.
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.
Miller, P.J. 2009. A west Balkanian freshwater gobiid fish, Knipowitschia mrakovcici sp. nov. (Teleostei: Gobiidae). Journal of Fish Biology 74: 1499-1507.
Mrakovcic, M., Brigic, A., Buj, L., Caleta, M., Mustafic, P. and Zanella, D. 2006. Crvena knjiga slatkovodnih riba hrvatke. Ministarstvo Kulture,, Zagreb.
|Citation:||Freyhof, J. 2013. Knipowitschia mrakovcici. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.|