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Oxylapia polli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Oxylapia polli
Species Authority: Kiener & Maugé, 1966

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-05-26
Assessor(s): Ravelomanana, T.
Reviewer(s): Raminosoa, N., Randrianizahaisa, H., Rasoloariniaina, R & Velosoa, J.
Contributor(s): Loiselle, P.V. & Participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Darwall, W.R.T.
Justification:
This species has been reported from the rapids and rocky areas within the Nosivolo river, a tributary of the Mangoro river, in Madagascar. Although this species is abundant, it has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of approximately 700 km² and it is found at only one location. Oxylapia polli is also subject to a continuing decline in habitat due to deforestation. It therefore qualifies as Endangered.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Oxylapia polli is known from the Nosivolo river, a tributary of the Mangoro river, in Madagascar.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:A good population was found in Ankazotsifantatra, it is quite rare in the other part of Nosivolo.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Lives in clear and rapidly flowing rivers. It prefers the rapids and riffle habitats.
Systems:Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Oxylapia polli is fished for local consumption.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Its restricted range makes it particularly susceptible to habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation. It is also subject to high fishing pressure outside of areas where fishing is either banned or regulated.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Nosivolo drainage is now a national protected area. It is also a Ramsar site.

Citation: Ravelomanana, T. 2016. Oxylapia polli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T15778A58296944. . Downloaded on 28 February 2017.
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