Alosa vistonica Economidis & Sinis, 1986

Thracian shad, Thritsa



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Alosa caspia vistonica Economidis & Sinis, 1986 (original combination)


Originally described as Alosa caspia vistonica, the Thracian shad was given full species status by (Kottelat, 1997), and this classification has been followed since (e.g. Crivelli, 2006).


Conservation Status


Last record: 1986 or more recently

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Vistonis, Greece


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Economidis, P. S., and, Sinis, A. I. (1986). Situation taxonomique et comparaisons des Aloses (Pisces, Clupeidae) provenant des lacs Volvi et Vistonis (Grèce). Description d’une nouvelle sous-espèce: Alosa caspia vistonica. J. Nat. Hist. 20: 723-734. [Abstract]


Other references:

Bobori, D. C; Koutrakis, E. T; and, Economidis, P. S. (2001). Shad species in Greek water - An historical overview and present status. Bull. Fr. Pêche Piscic. 362/363: 1101-1108. DOI: 10.1051/kmae:2001039

Crivelli, A.J. (2006). Alosa vistonica. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 15 May 2011.

Kottelat, M. (1997). European freshwater fishes. Biologia 52/Suppl. no. 5, 271 pp.


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