Gilbertolus atratoensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Cynodontidae

Scientific Name: Gilbertolus atratoensis Schultz, 1943
Gilbertolus alatus atratoensis Schultz, 1943

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-10-10
Assessor(s): Villa-Navarro, F.
Reviewer(s): Tognelli, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Superina, M.
Although this species has a restricted distribution, it is common and there are no major threats currently affecting its population. Therefore, it is listed as Least Concern.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the Lower and Middle Atrato River basin, Colombia. It has been found in Ciénagas de Tumaradó, Turbo municipality, Antioquia department, and Ciénagas de Marriaga, Unguía municipality, Chocó department. Its type locality is Río Atrato at Quibdó (Schultz 1943).
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Population [top]

Population:The population size and trends are unknown, but it is captured relatively often.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species inhabits the main course of the Atrato River and floodplain lakes (ciénagas) (Maldonado-Ocampo et al. 2012).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is occasional local use as a protein source. It is a by-catch in artisanal fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known as it is distributed in a fairly pristine area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place for this species. It occurs in the Cienagas de Turamadó, which is part of the Katios National Park (Jaramillo-Villa and Jimenez-Segura 2008).

Citation: Villa-Navarro, F. 2016. Gilbertolus atratoensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T167808A53822028. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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