Oreochromis salinicola 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Oreochromis salinicola (Poll, 1948)
Tilapia natalensis (non Weber)
Tilapia salinicola Poll, 1948

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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.
It is only known from the few saline springs near Shaba, DRC. Mining, dam construction and poisoning could wipe out whole the species, and it is assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Oreochromis salinicola is only known from Mwashia (also spelt Moa Chia and Mwashya), a region of saline springs near the Lufira River below the barrage lake at Mwadingusha in Shaba, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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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:Oreochromis salinicola is a benthopelagic species that only lives in a region of saline springs.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for human consumption.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Mining for cobalt, copper, tin, uranium, dams and the use of toxic plants for fishing and overfishing form threats in this region. There are no threats known specifically for the saline springs.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Oreochromis salinicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181563A7679402. . Downloaded on 19 April 2018.
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