Known from the European Black Sea, European Mediterranean Sea and Anatolian Black Sea watersheds; introduced to the Aegean Sea watersheds (Ref. 58342). Also Ref. 106151. Introduced into the Ürkmez Dam Lake (İzmir) in order to test performance and weight conditions (Ref. 57271). Threatened by the construction of weirs/dams in rivers and water abstraction (Ref. 58342). Also Ref. 683, 74657.
Status of threat: Least concern (Ref. 58342). EurTurk