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Paramormyrops hopkinsi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII OSTEOGLOSSIFORMES MORMYRIDAE

Scientific Name: Paramormyrops hopkinsi
Species Authority: (Taverne & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1985)
Synonym(s):
Brienomyrus hopkinsi Taverne & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1985

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) 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:
The Ntem population is threatened by a planned deep river port and iron mine with the associated infrastructure. The population on the Lower Ivindo is threatened by iron mining. The AOO is estimated less than 2,000 km². The species is currently only known from three localities.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A Lower Guinea endemic common in the Ivindo River of Gabon, the type locality. It is also reported from the lower Ntem River of Cameroon, although it is considered rare.
Countries:
Native:
Cameroon; Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a benthopelagic species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The Ntem population is threatened by a planned deep river port and iron mine with the associated infrastructure. The population on the Lower Ivindo is threatened by iron mining.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Paramormyrops hopkinsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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