Mogurnda spilota


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mogurnda spilota
Species Authority: Allen & Hoese, 1986
Common Name(s):
English Blotched Mogurnda

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Allen, G.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: M. spilota is endemic to Lake Kutubu in the Kikori River system of Papua New Guinea.
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The freshwater habitat of this species is about 19 km long and 2-4 km wide.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The introduction of gill netting and outboard motors on the lake since the 1980s, and the development of oil drilling and logging in the area over the last ten years are the main threats to the population.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Mogurnda spilota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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