Microsynodontis hirsuta 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Mochokidae

Scientific Name: Microsynodontis hirsuta
Species Authority: Ng, 2004
Microsynodontis hirsutus Ng, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: Microsynodontis used to be one species Microsynodontis batesi. It has been split into nine species. According to Brummett, R. it is almost impossible to tell them apart and it is doubtful regarding their species status (pers. comm. Brummett, R. and Reid, G. McG.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-16
Assessor(s): Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
Microsynodontis hirsuta is only known from the type locality the Nye River (a tributary of the Ntem River) in northern Gabon. The species has recently (2004) been described and may be more widespread than is currently known. More information is needed on the species distribution before an assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A Lower Guinea endemic, only known from the type locality the Nye River (a tributary of the Ntem River) in northern Gabon (Ng 2004).
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Microsynodontis hirsuta is a demersal species. It is only known from a fast-flowing creek over a rock/pebble substrate (Ng 2004).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Microsynodontis hirsuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181559A7678258. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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