Heterobranchus isopterus 

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

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae

Scientific Name: Heterobranchus isopterus Bleeker, 1863

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-11-23
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Olaosebikan, B.D.
Reviewer(s): Lalèyè, P., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
This species is widely distributed in coastal basins, from Guinea (Konkouré) to Southeastern Nigeria (River Cross). It is also present in the Upper Senegal but not in the Nigerand Gambia Rivers.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species has been found in coastal basins, from Guinea (Konkouré) to Southeastern Nigeria (River Cross). It is present in the upper Senegal, but apparently absent from the Gambia and the Niger.
Countries occurrence:
Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a benthic fish.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Olaosebikan, B.D. 2010. Heterobranchus isopterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181653A7698725. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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