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Bordalo (Complexo de Squalius alburnoides) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Bordalo (Complexo de Squalius alburnoides) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Southern Portuguese loach (Cobitis paludica) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Southern Portuguese loach (Cobitis paludica) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Southern Portuguese loach (Cobitis paludica) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Redhead cichlid (Vieja synspila) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Chameleon cichlid (Australoheros facetus) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Chameleon cichlid (Australoheros facetus) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Red-rimmed Melania (Melanoides tuberculata) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Common Bithnyia (Bithynia tentaculata) at Fluviário in Mora, Portugal.

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Shell of a dead freshwater mussel (Anodonta sp.) at Fluviário in Mora, Portugal.

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Shell of a dead freshwater mussel (Anodonta sp.) at Fluviário in Mora, Portugal.

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Synodontis Catfish (Synodontis sp.) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Synodontis Catfish (Synodontis sp.) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Synodontis Catfish (Synodontis sp.) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Spiny toad (Bufo spinosus) at Fluviario in Mora, Portugal, collected in Proenca a Nova.

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Spiny toad (Bufo spinosus) at Fluviario in Mora, Portugal, collected in Proenca a Nova.

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Spiny toad (Bufo spinosus) at Fluviario in Mora, Portugal, collected in Alto Alentejo

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Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Natterjack toad (Bufo calamita) at Fluvi‡rio in Mora, Portugal.

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Iberian ribbed newt (Pleurodeles waltl) at Fluviario in Mora, Portugal

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Iberian ribbed newt (Pleurodeles waltl) at Fluviario in Mora, Portugal

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Iberian ribbed newt (Pleurodeles waltl) at Fluviario in Mora, Portugal

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A vulnerable Northern straight-mouth nase or Douro nase (Pseudochondrostoma duriense) at Environmental Education Center in Portugal.

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A vulnerable Northern straight-mouth nase or Douro nase (Pseudochondrostoma duriense) at Environmental Education Center in Portugal.

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Critically endangered Bali mynah or Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) at Lisbon Zoo.

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Critically endangered Bali myna or Bali starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) at Lisbon Zoo.

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An adult breeding female black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura leucura) at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard, in the Douro Superior region near Alijo’, Portugal. They are also known as the ‘Port Wine Bird’ because the Douro area vineyards are one of the last places these birds still exist in Portugal.

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An adult breeding female black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura leucura) at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard, in the Douro Superior region near Alijo’, Portugal. They are also known as the ‘Port Wine Bird’ because the Douro area vineyards are one of the last places these birds still exist in Portugal.

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An adult breeding female black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura leucura) at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard, in the Douro Superior region near Alijo’, Portugal. They are also known as the ‘Port Wine Bird’ because the Douro area vineyards are one of the last places these birds still exist in Portugal.

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An adult breeding female black wheatear (Oenanthe leucura leucura) at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard, in the Douro Superior region near Alijo’, Portugal. They are also known as the ‘Port Wine Bird’ because the Douro area vineyards are one of the last places these birds still exist in Portugal.

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A Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) photographed on the grounds of the Symington Estates in Portugal. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

This is the 8000th species to board the Photo Ark. This rare insectivore leads a semi-aquatic life, with webbed feet for swimming, and a trunk-like nose for sensing prey and snorkeling. This animal was collected from a stream in the Douro Region of Portugal, within the framework of a study to determine its ecology because so little is known about them.

In the past 20 years, the population of this species has fallen about 60%, leading to conservation efforts such as this ecological study conducted by biologists from CIBIO Research Center – University of Porto. The pictures were taken during an expedition supported by Regional Funds from CCDR-N.

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A Pyrenean desman (Galemys pyrenaicus) photographed on the grounds of the Symington Estates in Portugal. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

This is the 8000th species to board the Photo Ark. This rare insectivore leads a semi-aquatic life, with webbed feet for swimming, and a trunk-like nose for sensing prey and snorkeling. This animal was collected from a stream in the Douro Region of Portugal, within the framework of a study to determine its ecology because so little is known about them.

In the past 20 years, the population of this species has fallen about 60%, leading to conservation efforts such as this ecological study conducted by biologists from CIBIO Research Center – University of Porto. The pictures were taken during an expedition supported by Regional Funds from CCDR-N.

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