Tatia aulopygia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Auchenipteridae

Scientific Name: Tatia aulopygia (Kner, 1858)
Centromochlus aulopygius Kner, 1858
Glanidium neivai (non Ihering, 1930)
Taxonomic Notes: Possible taxonomic uncertainty.

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 to its fairly wide distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats to the species or to the Guaporé River basin.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Taxonomic problems notwithstanding, it is thought that this species occurs quite widely in the Guaporé River basin in Brazil.
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Population [top]

Population:This species has a stable population trend at present.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:T. aulopygia is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. Nocturnal species which is a surface swimmer eating insects that fall in the water. Hides inside submerged structures during the day. The species display internal fertilisation (as do the other members of the family).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is collected for the pet trade, but the level is thought to be minimal to the global population.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Although taken for the pet trade, the level of fish being removed from the population is thought to be small and is not considered to be a current threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place and research into the taxonomic issues are required.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Tatia aulopygia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167756A6377459. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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