Pimelodella pappenheimi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Heptapteridae

Scientific Name: Pimelodella pappenheimi Ahl, 1925

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Reis, R & Lima, F.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Assessed as Least Concern due because of the lack of any known major widespread threats to this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in Brazil. It is known from a relatively restricted distribution inhabiting coastal rivers from Itajaí-Açú, Itapocú and Cubatão River basins in Santa Catarina State and Paranaguá River basin in Paraná State.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Paraná, Santa Catarina)
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Population [top]

Population:No population information known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:P. pappenheimi is a demersal (living at or near the bottom of the water body) species that inhabits coastal streams and rivers. Reproduction is generally seasonal, and is synchronized with the rainy period. Multiple spawning occurs and reproductive females exhibit burrowing behaviour, to protect the brood from being washed away (Amaral et al. 1998).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known to affect the species directly but it does inhabit disturbed areas.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Pimelodella pappenheimi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167738A6375019. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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