Labeo forskalii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Labeo forskalii Rüppell, 1835
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Getahun, A. & Twongo, T.K.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.
This species has a wide enough distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. It has also been assessed regionally as Least Concern for eastern Africa, where the species is under heavy fishing pressure in Uganda but widely distributed elsewhere in the region with no major widespread threats identified. Due to a lack of information on this species distribution, abundance and threats, it has been categorised as Data Deficient for northeast Africa.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the lower Nile, from Ethiopia to Uganda.

Eastern Africa: It is present in Lakes Edward and George systems and the Albert Nile. Also present in the Blue and White Nile systems.

Northeast Africa: This species is found in the Baro and Blue Nile basins, Ethiopia.
Countries occurrence:
Ethiopia; Uganda
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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:Deep water close to lake shores and running waters.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by localised heavy fishing pressure. Potential eutrophication in deep water habitats of Lake Albert could also have a negative impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available. Population trends should be monitored, and habitat maintenance may be required.

Citation: Getahun, A. & Twongo, T.K. 2010. Labeo forskalii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181762A7727627. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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