IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

Potamon potamios has a wide but highly fragmented distribution and is found from Rhodes and Naxos in Greece, to southern Turkey and south throughout the Jordan and Litani River basins to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. This species is found in the following countries that border the Mediterranean Sea: Greece (Crete and Karpathos plus Naxos in the Cyclades); Turkey (in the southern coastal provinces of Mugla, Burdur, Isparta, Antalya, Icel, Adana, and Hatay); in Cyprus; in Syria; in Jordan (in Irbid, Balqa, Asimah, Karak, and Maan Provinces); in Lebanon (in Jabal Lubnan and Al-Janub Provinces); in Israel (coastal region, upper Jordan Valley, lower Jordan Valley, Dead Sea region, southern Israel); in the Occupied Palestinian Territories; and in Egypt (Sinai peninsula).


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