The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Pseudophoxinus handlirschi Pietschmann, 1933

Ciçek, Eğirdir minnow



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: early 1970s (1980's?)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Lake Egirdir, central Anatolia, Turkey


Biology & Ecology










Balik, S. (1995). Freshwater fish in Anatolia, Turkey. Biological Conservation 72:213–223.

Bogutskaya, N. G. (1992). A revision of species of the genus Pseudophoxinus (Leuciscinae, Cyprinidae) from Asia Minor. Mitt. Hamburg. Zool. Mus. Inst. 89: 261-290.

Crivelli, A. J. (1995). Are fish introductions a threat to endemic freshwater fishes in the northern Mediterranean region? Biological Conservation 72: 311–319.

Freyhof, J. (2014). Pseudophoxinus handlirschi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ( Downloaded on 07 July 2014.

Harrison, I.J. and Stiassny, M.L.J. (1999). The Quiet Crisis. A preliminary listing of the freshwater fishes of the world that are Extinct or “Missing in Action". In: R.D.E. MacPhee (ed.) Extinctions in Near Time, pp. 271-331. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York.

Hrbek, T., Stölting, K.N., Bardakci, F., Küçük, F., Wildekamp, R.H. and Meyer, A. (2004). Plate tectonics and biogeographical patterns of the Pseudophoxinus (Pisces: Cypriniformes) species complex of central Anatolia, Turkey. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 297-308.

Küçük, Fahrettin. (2012). Extinct Endemic Fishes of Turkey: Alburnus akili (Gövce) and Pseudophoxinus handlirschi (Kavinne) (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 12: 345-347.


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