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Romanogobio antipai Banarescu, 1953

Danube Delta gudgeon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Romanogobio kessleri antipai Banarescu, 1953; Gobio kessleri antipai Banarescu, 1953


Conservation Status

Last record: 1958 (1960's?); 1992 (Bogutskaya et al., 2019)

Rediscovered in 2016.

IUCN RedList status: Extinct





Biology & Ecology




Five likely specimens (MIZ 18704-18708) are in the collection of Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Nowak et. al. 2009).






Bogutskaya NG, Stefanov T, Naseka AM, Diripasko OA. (2019). A recent record of Romanogobio antipai (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae, Gobioninae) from the Danube River in Bulgaria. ZooKeys 825: 105-122.

Freyhof, J. & Kottelat, M. (2008). Romanogobio antipai. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 01 June 2013.

Nowak, Michal, Valentin Petrescu-Mag, I., Mierzwa, Dominika, and, Popek, Włodzimierz. (2009). On some interesting Romanian gudgeons (Cyprinidae: Romanogobio) found in the collection of Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS. AES Bioflux, 2009, Volume 1, Issue 2.


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