An assessment on the status of endangered Aphanius sureyanus (Neu, 1937) (Cyprinodontiformes:Aphaniidae) with remarks on conservation recommendations

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BARAN YOĞURTÇUOĞLU

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Aphanius sureyanus (Burdur Killifish) is endemic to the Burdur Lake, in South-western Turkey. In this paper, the current status of the species is briefly reviewed and presented based on the available data and recent observations. Aphanius sureyanus is assessed as “Endangered” (EN) in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. It has been suggested that the major threats to the species are desiccation of the Burdur Lake and increasing salinity and pollution. The findings pointed out an ongoing trend towards irrecoverable habitat loss and population decline.

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YOĞURTÇUOĞLU, BARAN. An assessment on the status of endangered Aphanius sureyanus (Neu, 1937) (Cyprinodontiformes:Aphaniidae) with remarks on conservation recommendations. Hacettepe Journal of Biology and Chemistry, [S.l.], v. 46, n. 4, p. 601-607, jan. 2019. ISSN 1303-5002. Available at: <http://hjbc.hacettepe.edu.tr/index.php/hjbc/article/view/182>. Date accessed: 24 mar. 2019.
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