Zingel streber


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Zingel streber
Species Authority: (Siebold, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Streber

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-03-05
Assessor(s): Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): Kottelat, M.
A widespread species. The species inhabits clean fast running water and is threatened by dams and pollution. However it withstands the effects and does not qualify for a threatened or Near Threatened categories. Pollution levels are now lowering and dam construction has almost halted within the species range. 

European Union 27 = LC. Same rationale as above.

2008 Least Concern
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from Danube and Dniestr drainages.
Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Montenegro; Poland; Romania; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Ukraine
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Population [top]

Population: Abundant.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Habitat:
Main course of small to large rivers, in stretches with strong current. On stone bottom.

Nocturnal, benthic. Spawns in March-May on gravel bottom. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is impacted by dams as it needs strong currents to survive. Pollution also impacted the species, particularly in the upper Danube, in the past however conditions are now improving and populations may be increasing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Freyhof, J. 2013. Zingel streber. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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