The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Telestes turskyi (Heckel, 1843)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leuciscus turskyi (Heckel, 1843)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in May 2002

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Cikola River, Croatia


Biology & Ecology










Crivelli, A. J. (2006). Telestes turskyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61351A12466515. . Downloaded on 26 September 2015.

Ketmaier, V., Bianco, P.G., Cobolli, M., Krivokapic, M., Caniglia, R. and De Mattheais, E. 2004. Molecular phyologeny of two lineages of Leuciscinae Cyprinids (Telestes and Scardinius) from the Peri-Mediterranean are based on cytochrome b data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 1061–1071.

Mrakovcic, M., Misetic, S. and Povz, M. 1995. Status of freshwater fish in Croatian Adriatic river systems. Biological Conservation 72: 179-185.

Povz, M., Leiner, S., Mrakovcic, M. and Popovic, J. 1990. Rare and endangered fishes from Yugoslavian Adriatic rivers. Journal of Fish Biology37(Supplement A): 247-249.


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