Leucos ylikiensis

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Leucos ylikiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Leucos
Species: L. ylikiensis
Binomial name
Leucos ylikiensis
Economidis, 1991

Rutilus ylikiensis Economidis, 1991

Leucos ylikiensis is a species of freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae. It is found only in Greece, in the Kifissos drainage and Lake Yliki. The other known population, in Lake Paralimni, was extirpated when the lake was drained. L. ylikiensis was described as a distinct species in 1991. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ Freyhof, J.; Kottelat, M. (2008). "Rutilus ylikiensis". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008: e.T19788A9015371. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T19788A9015371.en. 
  2. ^ Bianco, P.G. & Ketmaier, V. (2014): A revision of the Rutilus complex from Mediterranean Europe with description of a new genus, Sarmarutilus, and a new species, Rutilus stoumboudae (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa, 3841 (3): 379–402.