Acanthobrama lissneri

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Acanthobrama lissneri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Subfamily: Leuciscinae
Genus: Acanthobrama
A. lissneri
Binomial name
Acanthobrama lissneri
Tortonese, 1952

Acanthobrama lissneri, or the Jordan bream,[1] is a species of freshwater fish in the Cyprinidae family. It is found in Israel and Jordan. Its natural habitats are rivers and lakes, and is now commonly found in reservoirs.

Distribution and threats

The Jordan bream is found in the Jordan River drainage basin and the on the coastal plain of Palestine in the Nahr al-Muqatta (Qishon River).[2] It has been introduced into the Azraq Wetland Reserve.

It is widely distributed and locally abundant, particularly in lakes such as Lake Kinneret, but there have been significant declines in riverine parts of its range. It is threatened by habitat loss as water extraction is impacting the lakes and rivers in this region. Pollution in the waters is also a threat in certain localities. Nevertheless, it is able to inhabit reservoirs and other artificial water bodies which compensates for the losses in rivers and streams.


  1. ^ a b Freyhof, J. (2014). "Acanthobrama lissneri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T60802A19008348. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T60802A19008348.en. Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Acanthobrama lissneri" in FishBase. May 2014 version.

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