Telestes turskyi (Heckel, 1843)

Tursky dace



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leuciscus turskyi (Heckel, 1843)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in May 2002

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



Cikola River, Croatia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Heckel, J. J. (1843). Ichthyologie [von Syrien]. In: J. von Russegger. Reisen in Europa, Asien und Afrika, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die naturwissenschaftlichen Verhältnisse der betreffenden Länder unternommen in den Jahren 1835 bis 1841, etc. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung. E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung, Stuttgart, v. 1 (pt 2): 991-1099.

Other references:

Crivelli, A. J. (2006). Telestes turskyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61351A12466515. . Downloaded on 26 September 2015.

Ketmaier, V., Bianco, P.G., Cobolli, M., Krivokapic, M., Caniglia, R. and De Mattheais, E. 2004. Molecular phyologeny of two lineages of Leuciscinae Cyprinids (Telestes and Scardinius) from the Peri-Mediterranean are based on cytochrome b data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32: 1061–1071.

Kottelat,  M.,  Freyhof,  J.  (2007):  Handbook  of  European Freshwater Fishes. Cornol: Kottelat i Berlin: Freyhof, 423 pp.

Maitland,  P. S. (2000). Guide to  freshwater fish  of Britain and Europe. Octopus Publishing Group Limited, London, 256 pp.

Mihinjač, Tanja et al. (2014). Threatened fishes of the world: Telestes turskyi (Heckel, 1843) (Cyprinidae). Croatian Journal of Fisheries 72: 123-124.

Mikavica,  D.  (1988):  Characteristics  of  the  population  of Turskyi dace fish (Leuciscus turskyi) (Heckel, 1843) from Lake Buško. Ribarstvo Jugoslavije, 43, 2-7.

Mrakovčić,  M.,  Brigić,  A.,  Buj,  I.,  Ćaleta,  M.,  Mustafić,  P., Zanella, D. (2006): Red Book of Freshwater Fish of Croa-tia. Ministry of Culture, State Institute for Nature Protec-tion, Republic of Croatia, 253 pp.

Mrakovcic, M., Misetic, S. and Povz, M. 1995. Status of freshwater fish in Croatian Adriatic river systems. Biological Conservation 72: 179-185.

Povz, M., Leiner, S., Mrakovcic, M. and Popovic, J. 1990. Rare and endangered fishes from Yugoslavian Adriatic rivers. Journal of Fish Biology37(Supplement A): 247-249.

Seeley, H.G. (1886): The  freshwater fishes of Europe. Cas-sell & Company, London, Paris, New York and Melbourne, 444 pp.

Vuković, T., Ivanović, B. (1971): Freshwater Fishes of Yugo-slavia. Zemaljski muzej BiH, Sarajevo, 130 pp.


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