Nun galilaeus (Günther, 1864)
Hebrew name: נון החולה, nun hahula
Global Threat: Extinct
Regional Threat: Extinct
Historic distribution: This small, bottom-dwelling fish, whose body length reached 80 mm, was endemic to Lake Hula and the mouths of streams flowing into it. The species became extinct following the lake’s drainage. Today only preserved specimens can be found in various museums.
Typical Habitat in Past: Shallow lake and marshes.
Major Extinction Factors: Lake Hula drainage.
Period During Which Species Became Extinct: The 1950s.
Species Rehabilitation Possibility: There are no known specimens of this species in the world. Lately there have been reports of isolated individuals found in a lake near the Yarmukh River sources, but there has been no confirmation of this information.