Oloplotosus torobo


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Oloplotosus torobo
Species Authority: Allen, 1985
Common Name(s):
English Kutubu Tandan

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: O. torobo is endemic to Lake Kutubu in the Kiikori 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 along its shore with a total human population estimated at 2,000-3,000 in 1996. Gill nets and the use of outboard motors have been introduced onto the lake since the 1980s and there has been rapid development of oil drilling and logging in the area in recent years.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Oloplotosus torobo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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