IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

This species is currently known only from Vilayets Mus, Bitlis and Malatya in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Of the two confirmed subspecies, N. s. strauchi is found in the streams surrounding the south and west of Lake Van along the ridges of the mountains of Akdag and Mus guneyi daglari.N. s. barani is found in areas near the town of Poturge and is restricted to Kubbe Mountain on the Malatya-Puturge road (Pasmans et al 2006). It is present at altitudes of 1,000-2,000m asl.


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