Threatened fishes of the world: Stenodus leucichthys leucichthys Güldenstädt, 1772 (Salmonidae)

Samaneh Poursaeid & Bahram Falahatkar

aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, pp. 31-34, Volume 18, Issue 1 – 15 January 2012

This paper introduces the ecological and biological characteristics of the Inconnu (Stenodus leucichthys leucichthys). This is a Caspian Sea endemic species of the family Salmonidae, listed as Extinct in the Wild in IUCN’s Red Data Book due to restricted access to spawning grounds, dam construction, illegal fishing, and environmental pollution. This valuable species has considerable ecological and economical importance for the region, but there are little data for the Caspian Sea populations. We discuss its distribution, ecological and reproductive characteristics, and the causes of its extinction in the Caspian Sea.

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