Fish Database

Alburnus schischkovi

Resowska schemaya (eng.), Rezowska Seelaube (ger.),

Distribution and Habitat - Bulgaria,Turkey

The Resowska schemaya is listed in Kottelat & Freyhof (2007) as occupying the Resowska (Turkey) and Veleka (Bulgaria) drainages. Considered a migratory species, spawning in riffles with strong current, and highly vulnerable to hydropower development (Freyhof 2012).
At present, there is one dam planned in the habitat of this species.
  • IUCN-Redlist Endangered
  • EUR-HAB-DIR III
  • Bern Convention II
  • Hydropower Sensitivity Very High
  • Balkan Dam Threat * Presently Low

* The assessment of Balkan Dam Threat is based on the loss of habitat that would occur if all or most of the planned hydropower schemes in the distribution range of the species were to be built. For more precise specification see Fish Study, page 8.