Synodontis robbianus 

Scope: Global, Western Africa & Pan-Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Mochokidae

Scientific Name: Synodontis robbianus Smith, 1875

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lalèyè, P. & Olaosebikan, B.D.
Reviewer(s): Abban, K. & Darwall, W.
Synodontis robbianus is only known from Nigeria; its EOO and AOO are estimated as less than 5,000 km² and 500 km² respectively, so we can say that the species meets the thresholds for Endangered. However, there are no signs that ongoing habitat decline will affect this hardy airbreathing species and there are no data available on population fluctuation. However the species is restricted to only two locations. With a potential loss of habitat the species therefore qualifies for Vulnerable D2.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is only certainly known from the River Cross and the Lower Niger in Nigeria. It is possibly in the River Offin (Ghana) - the records need verification. It has also been recorded in Central African Republic but the records are old and need checking.
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Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:<500
Number of Locations:2
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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:This fish lives in streams and lakes and feeds on plankton, detritus and plants. It is a bentho-pelagic species capable of airbreathing.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is localised habitat degradation but this is a hardy species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Lalèyè, P. & Olaosebikan, B.D. 2010. Synodontis robbianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181646A7696363. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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