Acanthobrama hulensis Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973:310

Hula bream



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Mirogrex hulensis Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973:310; Mirogrex terraesanctae hulensis Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973:310 (original combination); Mirogrex terrae-sanctae hulensis Goren, Fishelson & Trewavas, 1973:310


Conservation Status


Last record: 1975 (Goren, 2014)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Hula basin, Lake Hula, northern Israel


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Goren, M., Fishelson, Lev and Trewavas, E. (1973). The Cyprinid fishes of Acanthobrama Heckel and related genera. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. Zool. 24: 291-315.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Goren, M. (2014). Mirogrex hulensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ( Downloaded on 07 July 2014.

Goren, M. 2014. Mirogrex hulensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T73A19848542. Accessed on 01 July 2022.

Goren, M. and Ortal, R. 1999. Biogeography, diversity and conservation of the inland water fish communities in Israel. Biological Conservation 89: 1-9.

Krupp, F. and Schneider, W. 1989. The fishes of the Jordan River drainage basin and Azraq Oasis. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 10: 347-416.

Perea, S., Böhme, M., Zupančič, P., Freyhof, J., Sanda, R., Özuluğ, M., Abdoli, A. and Doadrio, I. 2010. Phylogenetic relationships and biogeographical patterns in circum-Mediterranean subfamily Leuciscinae (Teleostei, Cyprinidae) inferred from both mitochondrial and nuclear data. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10(265): 1-27.

RAMSAR. 1971. National Report of Israel for COP 7. Ramsar Convention Bureau, Switzerland.

Zohar, Irit and Biton, Rebecca. (2011). Land, lake, and fish: Investigation of fish remains from Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov (paleo-Lake Hula). Journal of Human Evolution 60(4): 343-356.


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