Photo: One in Three European Freshwater Fish Face Extinction



Of Europe's 522 freshwater fish species, more than a third are at serious risk of extinction, according to a new threat assessment compiled by World Conservation Union experts.

Some of the at-risk species include the critically endangered European eel (top); the Chornaya gudgeon (middle), found only in Ukraine; and the jarabugo (bottom), found in Spain and Portugal.

Eel photograph © Janez Gregori; Chornaya gudgeon and jarabugo photographs © Jörg Freyhof


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