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Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats Specimen Records:262 Specimens with Sequences:261 Specimens with Barcodes:259 Species:30 Species With Barcodes:30 Public Records:240 Public Species:28 Public BINs:16
Barbieri, R., & Smith, K. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)
The species is known from the lower Struma drainage and Lake Volvi, it is extirpated from Lake Koronia (Greece) when the lake dried in 2002 due to water abstraction and drought. The estimated extent of occurrence for the species is 10,000 km, and it is threatened in some parts of its range by water pollution, abstraction and drought (not a threat currently or in the near future in Lake Volvi or Struma main channel). The species is found in more than 10 locations based on the main threat of water abstraction.
Water abstraction and pollution is a potential threat to the species in the Struma tributaries. In August of 1995 almost all fish died in Lake Koronia, due to anoxic conditions provoked by extreme pollution. The lake totally dried in 2002.