Aphanius sureyanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Aphanius sureyanus
Species Authority: (Neu, 1937)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor/s: Crivelli, A.J.
Reviewer/s: Karatash, A., Erk’akan, F., Bogutskaya, N. & Goren, M. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)
The taxonomy of this species is uncertain after a recent genetic study, and may be wrong. In addition data on abundance and trend are not convincing. Although pollution does occur throughout the known range, the species' full range area is not known.
1996 Critically Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It was believed that this species was restricted to Lake Burdur in Central Anatolia. However, recent research indicates that it has a wider distribution (Hrbek et al. 2002, Wildekamp et al. 1999). It has been recorded from Lake Egirdir to Lake Kovada and Lake Beysehir outlet into the Konya plains).
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Population [top]

Population: No data are currently available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives in the littoral zone.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution is the main threat to the species. Not known to be utilised at present, but collection for the aquarium trade is a potential future threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known to be in place.

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland.

Balik, S. 1995. Freshwater fish in Anatolia, Turkey. Biological Conservation 72:213–223.

Hrbek, T., Küçük, F., Frickey, T., Stölting, K.N., Wildekamp, R.H. and Meyer, A. 2002. Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Aphanius (Pisces, Cyprinodontiformes) species complex of central Anatolia, Turkey. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 25: 125–137.

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

Citation: Crivelli, A.J. 2006. Aphanius sureyanus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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