Oxynoemacheilus panthera (Heckel, 1843)
Çöpçü balığı,  Tiger loach
Oxynoemacheilus panthera
photo by Darom, D.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Turkey and Caucasus.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 11 January 2013 (B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)+2ab(ii,iii,iv,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from the Anatolian Mediterranean Sea watersheds, Anatolian Black Sea watersheds, Asi Nehri/Orontes watershed and Gulf watersheds (Firat Nehri, Dicle Nehri). Also Ref. 106151. Threatened due to habitat loss, eutrophication/pollution, construction of weirs/dams in rivers and water abstraction (Ref. 58342). Status of threat: Near Threatened (Ref. 58342). "nEurTurk."

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