Nannocharax latifasciatus 

Scope: Global, Western Africa & Pan-Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Distichodontidae

Scientific Name: Nannocharax latifasciatus Coenen & Teugels, 1989

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.
This species is only known from five locations with an estimated EOO of at about 25,000 km2 and AOO greater than 2,000 km2. There is an ongoing decline in habitat in the Lower Niger Delta and the River Cross due to oil exploration and deforestation. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Oshun River, Niger delta and Cross River in Nigeria.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Nigeria
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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 species is small pelagic riverine distichodontid that grows to 4.9 cm in standard length. It is non-migratory.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Oil exploration in the Lower Niger Delta threatens this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Part of the range is included within the Cross river National Park (Nigeria).

Citation: Lalèyè, P. & Olaosebikan, B.D. 2010. Nannocharax latifasciatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181739A7718061. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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