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Chiloglanis carnosus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES MOCHOKIDAE

Scientific Name: Chiloglanis carnosus
Species Authority: Roberts & Stewart, 1976

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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.
Justification:
Chiloglanis carnosus is known from the Lower Congo River basin. The development of the Inga dam project with Inga 3 and Grand Inga, and the possibility of mining in the Luozi region, could pose future threats to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Chiloglanis carnosus is known from the Lower Congo River basin and Pool Malebo.
Countries:
Native:
Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Chiloglanis carnosus is a benthopelagic species. It is oviparous and has a distinct pairing during breeding (Breder and Rosen 1966).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Urbanisation forms a problem in the region of Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) through sewage cast and lead toxicity, mainly coming from car oil and a lot of boat traffic. Inga 1 and 2 are existing dams on the Lower Congo with a minimal impact. Inga 3, to be built in fove years, will divert a significant amount of flow. Grand Inga will block a great part of the mainstream with major impact. Given the restricted mainstream habitat and mainstream impacts such as pollution, it can be threatened in the future by mining in the Luozi region. The key component of concrete is found in this region, and there is potential to mining in the area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Chiloglanis carnosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 27 November 2014.
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