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Threatened fish : Cottus petiti Bǎcescu & Bǎcescu-Meşter, 1964 (Cottidae)

Lefebvre, Stephane and Richard, Sylvain and Beaudou, Dominique and Denys, Gaël Threatened fish : Cottus petiti Bǎcescu & Bǎcescu-Meşter, 1964 (Cottidae). (2019) Cybium, 43 (3). 215-216. ISSN 0399-0974

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2019-433-001


Cottus petiti is the smallest French cotted species. It's endemic of the Lez river (southern France, near Montpellier) and it occurs only on the first five-six upstream kilometres of the Lez River as well as in its affluent, the Lirou stream. In addition to its very localized distribution, this species is threatened by many factors. Cottus petiti was listed in annex ii of the habitat fauna flora directive (1992). Although actions have been taken in recent years, there is still a need to restore the morphology and aquatic habitats of the Lez, and to improve upstream and downstream connectivity to ensure long term genetic mixing

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Agence Française pour la Biodiversité - AFB (FRANCE)
Other partners > Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle - MNHN (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:12 Mar 2020 08:06

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