Mogurnda vitta


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mogurnda vitta
Species Authority: Allen & Hoese, 1986
Common Name(s):
English Striped 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. vitta is endemic to Lake Kutubu in the Kikori River system.
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The lake supports six villages on its shore with a human population estimated at 2,000-3,000 in 1996. Gill nets and the use of outboard motors have been introduced on the lake since the 1980s. There has also been rapid economic development in the form of oil drilling and logging in the area in recent years.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Mogurnda vitta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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