Corydoras cervinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Callichthyidae

Scientific Name: Corydoras cervinus Rössel, 1962

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 large distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats to the species or to its area of distribution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs in the upper-course of the Rio Guaporé in Rondonia, Brazil.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil (Rondônia)
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Population [top]

Population:Population information unknown, though not a very common species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. cervinus is a demersal (living at or near the bottom of the water body) species. Clear water river species. Lack of information a consequence of lack of collection in the Guaporé.
Congregatory:Congregatory (and dispersive)

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for the pet trade although it is not taken from the wild to cause any significant decline.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Some collection for the aquarium trade occurs, though impacts are thought to be negligible. Most of the upper Guaporé area is now deforested, though this seems not to have had much of an impact on the river system.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Corydoras cervinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167789A6382770. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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