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Gephyrocharax chaparae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CHARACIFORMES CHARACIDAE

Scientific Name: Gephyrocharax chaparae
Species Authority: Fowler, 1940
Synonym(s):
Corynopomops opisthopterus Fowler, 1943
Gephyrocharax chapare Fowler, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: Taxonomic uncertainty and possibly a synonym of another Gephyrocharax species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Reis, R & Lima, F.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Justification:
Assessed as Least Concern, although there is taxonomic uncertainty with this species. Inferred from congeners, this species is likely to be common and not currently threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: G. chaparae may possess a wider distribution than merely the Rio Chapare basin, Bolivia, where it is definitely known from. Gephyrocharax species are generally common along the headwaters of the Madeira, Ucayali, Marañon and other upper tributaries of the upper Amazon basin.
Countries:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
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Population [top]

Population: Species from this genus are common.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: G. chaparae is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. It occurs in relatively large streams, and is probably a mid-water fish.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are currently known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place currently and further research is needed looking at the taxonomy and population trends of the species.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Gephyrocharax chaparae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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