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Pseudochondrostoma willkommii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Pseudochondrostoma willkommii
Species Authority: (Steindachner, 1866)
Synonym(s):
Chondrostoma willkommii Steindachner, 1866

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A3ce+4ce ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer(s): Carmona, J. & Darwall, W. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification:
A current decline has been identified and it is suspected that subpopulations of C. willkommii will decline further by over 30% in the next 10 years due to current threats having a greater impact (habitat loss through dam construction and introduced predators: M. salmoides, E. lucius, S. lucioperca) (Carmona, J. pers comm).
History:
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It is restricted to the southern Iberian peninsula in Portugal and Spain in the following river basins: Guadiana (Spain and Portugal), Odiel, Guadalquivir, Guadalete, Guadiaro and Guadalhorce (Spain).
Countries:
Native:
Portugal; Spain
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Population [top]

Population: Declining (Carmona, J. pers. comm).
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: All river sections with strong current.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat destruction due to dams and introduced species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed in Appendix III of the Bern Convention and Annex II of the European Union Habitats Directive as C. toxostoma.

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Doadrio, I. 2001. Atlas y libro rojo de los peces continentale de Espana. Madrid MMA, CSIC.

Elvira, B. 1995. Conservation status of endemic freshwater fish in Spain. Biological Conservation 72: 129–136.

Elvira, B. 1997. Taxonomy of the genus Chondrostoma (Osteichthyes, Cyprinidae): an updated review. Folia Zoologica 46 (Suppl. I): 1–14.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 2006. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 04 May 2006.


Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Pseudochondrostoma willkommii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 July 2014.
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