Joerg Freyhofs Fischsammlung

Project: Biofresh


Project: FREDIE

FREDIE aims to provide an online available identification system for all European freshwater fishes, freshwater molluscs and mayflies

PROJECT: Freshwater Fishes...

New paper on genome differenciation in Coregonus

Under the lead of Radka Symonová we published a paper about genome differentiation in a species pair of coregonine fishes with very interesting results. See the paper at BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13:42. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-42. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2148/13/42

New paper on future brown trout distribution

Forcasting the distribution of organisms is a hot topic in conservation. Here we present our new study on the future distribution of "the" most important species of European freshwater fish when it comes to recreational fisheries and local conservation projects: the brown trout Salmo trutta. The study's results are really worrying as major losses are predicted.

Filipe, A. F., Markovic, D., Pletterbauer, F., Tisseuil, C., Wever, A. De, Schmutz, S., Bonada, N., Freyof, J. (2013). Forecasting fish distribution along stream networks: brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Europe. Diversity and Distributions, DOI: 10.11, 1–13. doi:10.1111/ddi.12086

Breeding Lebanese Garra festai

There are several fish species in the Mediterranean which are known from one spot only. One of these is the Critically Endangered Garra festai from Lebanon.


EBV paper published in Science

2013 started perfectly with the publication of our multi-author GEO-BON paper about Essential Biodiversity Variables in the Policy Formum of Science. Have a look at the paper. Since, there has been a lot of discussions about the EBV approach. Most scientists agree, that its a really great start and we hope, that EBV's will be develloped in details in the near future.

First pictures of Hemichromis saharae

Cichlids of the genus Hemichromis were my passion when I was a student. These fishes are just the most beautiful.


Endemic species of Oradea hot spring in Romania now extinct in the wild

Nymphaea lotus thermalis

The very famous Romanian hot spring Baile 1. Mai seems to be at its end. Once inhabited by thre endemic species, the water lily Nymphaea lotus thremalis, the snail Melanopsis parreyssii and the fish Scardinius racowitzai.