Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits streams with clear water and enters subterranean waters and caves (Ref. 59043). Reported to occur in lakes and lowland water courses, with little current (Ref. 26100). Threatened due to pollution and habitat destruction (Ref. 26100).
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Distribution

Range Description

It is restricted to karstic streams (e.g., Buna River) and springs in Popovo Polje, Ljubomirsko Polje, Dabarsko Polje and Fatnicko Polje and springs in coastal southern Dalmatia.
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Europe: Bosnia-Herzegovina from streams and springs in Popovo, Ljubomirsko, Dabarsko, and Fatnicko poljes; Croatia from Bacina lakes and some springs in southern Dalmatia.
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Southeastern Europe: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Vertebrae: 38 - 41
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Size

Maximum size: 100 mm TL
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Max. size

13.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 59043))
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnosed from its congeners by the possession of the following characters: lips markedly thickened laterally, groove behind upper lop interrupted in middle; upper jaw not protrusible; 80- 100 pored lateral line scales in adults; 100-110 total scales in midlateral row; scales deeply embedded in skin; skin conspicuously thickened in adults, especially during spawning season when most scales become indistinct (they are relatively distinct in juveniles and small adults outside spawning season); scales narrowly to widely spaced, covering whole body; 19-26½ scale rows between lateral line and dorsal origin (Ref. 59043).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It lives in streams, springs and subterranean cavities.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Delminichthys ghetaldii

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Delminichthys ghetaldii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2006

Assessor/s
Crivelli, A.J.

Reviewer/s
Freyhof, J. & Bogutskaya, N. (Mediterranean Workshop, Dec. 2004)

Contributor/s

Justification
P. ghetaldii has an extent of occurrence (EOO) <5,000 km² (area of occupancy (AOO) <500 km²), and occurs at more than five locations but no more than 10 depending upon the interconnectivity of the Polje. There is a continuing decline of AOO due to water extraction, droughts and channelisation of the rivers.

History
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
    (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population
No data.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Water extraction and pollution, introduction of fish exotic species.
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Vulnerable (VU) (B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii))
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Delminichthys ghetaldii

Delminichthys ghetaldii is a species of ray-finned fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is found in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its natural habitats are rivers, freshwater springs, and inland karsts. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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