Nannocharax niloticus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Nannocharax niloticus
Species Authority: (Joannis, 1835)
Common Name(s):
English Broadbar Citharine
Coregonus niloticus Joannis, 1835

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-10-16
Assessor(s): Azeroual, A.
Reviewer(s): Kraiem, M. & Smith, K.
This species is known from about eight locations but is expected to have a wide distribution along the Nile, and it is therefore assessed as Least Concern. Its distribution is poorly explored, with only one recent record. It used to be found from Beni Suef, Luxor and Aswan regions of the Nile in Egypt. However it was probably exirpated due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1970.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is now only found within the Nile basin in Sudan.

Northern Africa: It used to be found from Beni Suef, Luxor and Aswan, but is now Regionally Extinct.

Northeast Africa: It is known in the Bahr el Jebel system, White and Blue Niles, and Nile, Sudan.
Regionally extinct:
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Population [top]

Population: This is a rare species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in marginal vegetation, in flowing water. Picks small insects and other invertebrates from plant surfaces.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Azeroual, A. 2010. Nannocharax niloticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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