Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 44(4): 319-322, doi: 10.3750/AIP2014.44.4.06
Range expansion of Pachychilon macedonicum (Actinopterygii: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in northern Greece
expand article infoD.C. Bobori, G. Romanidis-Kyriakidis, Ch. Ntislidou, O. Petriki, A. Patsia
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The cyprinid freshwater fish, Pachychilon macedonicum (Steindachner, 1892), is an endemic species in the Balkan Peninsula and has a restricted distribution in Greece. Here, we report new records of the species out of its known natural range, namely at the Mpogdanas Stream (drainage area of lakes Koronia-Volvi, northern Greece), which now constitute a new eastern limit for the distribution of the species in southern Balkans. It appears that the new record is related to a human-mediated translocation.
endemics, south Balkan Peninsula, freshwater fish distribution, eastern limit