Romanichthys valsanicola Dumitrescu, Bănărescu & Stoica, 1957

Asprete, Sculpin perch, Romanian(-)darter



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Dumitrescu, M., Bănărescu, P. and Stoica, N. (1957). Romanichthys valsanicola nov. gen. nov. sp. (Pisces, Percidae). Travaux du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle 'Grigore Antipa' 1: 225-244.


Other references:

Bănăduc, Dora et al. (2020). Sediments as factor in the fate of the threatened endemic fish species Romanichthys valsanicola Dumitrescu, Bănărescu and Stoica, 1957 (Vălsan River Basin, Danube Basin). Transylv. Rev. Syst. Ecol. Res. 22(2): 15-30.

Bănărescu, P. (2002). Romanichthys valsanicola, a highly threatened species from the Danube River basin in Romania. Blackwell Science, Oxford.

Bănărescu, P., Bless, R. and Georgescu, A. 1995. Threatened fishes of the world: Romanichthys valsanicola Dumitrescu, Banarescu and Stoica, 1957 (Percidae).

Kottelat, M. and Freyhof, J. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.

Freyhof, J. and Kottelat, M. (2008). Romanichthys valsanicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T19740A9008207. Downloaded on 10 May 2018.

Telcean, Ilie C. et al. (2011). Romanichthys valsanicola is still fighting! How can we help? North-Western Journal of Zoology 7(2): 334-338.


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