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Acanthobrama tricolor (Damascus Bream)

Synonyms: Leuciscus tricolor
Language: Czech

Wikipedia Abstract

Acanthobrama tricolor, or the Damascus bream, is a species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is endemic to Syria and the Golan Heights, and is recently only known two specimens found in the Masil al Fawwar river system in the late 1980s. It has been extirpated from the Barada river system, where it has not been seen since 1908. It is considered Critically Endangered, and may possibly be extinct, but no studies of the river systems in the Golan Heights has been conducted, and it may still survive there, but the lower Barada is now dry, and the middle portions of the river are heavily polluted.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Acanthobrama tricolor


Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Lakes east of Damascus, Syria.; Palearctic; Syrian Arab Republic;

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