|Scientific Name:||Tristramella sacra|
|Species Authority:||(Günther, 1865)|
Chromis paterfamilias Lortet, 1876
Hemichromis sacra Günther, 1865
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Freyhof, J. & Smith, K.|
This species was endemic to one lake in Israel; it is now Extinct. It has not been recorded since 1989/90, in spite of searches for the species both in the lake and in local markets. Destruction of breeding habitat (marsh area in north part of the lake) may be the reason for its apparent disappearance.
|Range Description:||This species was restricted to the Kinneret (Tiberias) Lake in Israel.|
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|Population:||This species is now Extinct. It was last seen in 1989/90. Since then, it has not been found (either in the lake or in local markets) in spite of attempts to find it.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This was a lacustrine species. Reproduction occured in spring (April-July): it was a paternal mouth brooder. The species fed on zooplankton and small fish.|
|Major Threat(s):||The reasons for the extinction of this species are unknown. Destruction of marshes, the breeding area of the species, has been speculated. as a reason for its extinction.|
|Conservation Actions:||Conservation actions are no longer relevant to this species as it is now Extinct.|
Ben Tuvia, A., Davidoff, E.B., Shapiro, J. and Shefler, D. 1992. Biology and management of Lake Kinneret fisheries. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh 44: 48–65.
IUCN. 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 12 June 2014).
Krupp, F. and Schneider, W. 1989. The fishes of the Jordan River drainage basin and Azraq Oasis. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 10: 347-416.
Spataru, P. and Gophen, M. 1986. Food composition of Tristramella sacra (Günther, 1864) (Cichlidae) in Lake Kinneret (Israel). Israel Journal of Zoology 34: 183–189.
|Citation:||Goren, M. 2014. Tristramella sacra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.|