Tilapia walteri 

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

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Tilapia walteri Thys van den Audenaerde, 1968

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-10-15
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
This species is restricted to the Cavally and Nipoué (Cess) (Côte d’Ivoire/Liberia) and the St. John River in Liberia, found in fewer than five locations. The EOO is estimated at 30,000 km² and AOO at 1,000 km². There is no information on any major threats to the species. Due to its restricted range, we can qualify the species as Near Threatened as any identified threat will trigger listing as a threatened species under Criteria B and/or D

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the rivers Cavally and Nipoué (Cess) (Côte d’Ivoire/Liberia). It has also been collected in the upper courses of the St. John River in Liberia
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Liberia
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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:It is a benthopelagic fish with 27.0 cm TL

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No current threats known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Tilapia walteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181693A7707224. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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