Freyhof, J. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
Justification: P. fontinalis has an extremely limited distribution with an area of occupancy (AOO) <10 km² (extent of occurrence (EOO) <100 km²) as it is only found in one karstic spring Modro Oko. Due to drought and alien species there is a continuing decline in EOO and sub populations (it has disappeared from streams in Krbavsko Polje streams).
Drought, water pollution and extraction. Construction of road close to the site. Introduction of exotic fish species. Also there is a possibility that war in the region has damaged the karstic system (Bogutskaya, N. pers. comm).
Zupancic, P. and Bogutskaya, N.G. 2002. Description of two new species, Phoxinellus krbavensis and P. jadovensis, re-description of P. fontinalis Karaman, 1972 and discussion of the distribution of Phoxinellus species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Nat. Croat. 11: 411–437.
Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Telestes fontinalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61312A12460599. . Downloaded on 14 August 2018.
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