Labeobarbus gorgorensis 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Labeobarbus gorgorensis (Bini, 1940)
Barbus intermedius ssp. gorgorensis Bini, 1940

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Getahun, A.
Reviewer(s): Stiassny, M. & Brooks, E.
This species is currently only known from the type locality in Lake Tana, but it is likely to be more widespread throughout the lake. More information is needed before a full assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is only known from Lake Tana.
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Population [top]

Population:The size of the population is not known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs over muddy, sandy and rocky substrates, especially in the shore areas of the lake, almost exclusively in water shallower than 6 m. It is a specialized macro-molluscivore.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Overexploitation of the resources is a major threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no implementation of conservation measure although regulations are in place.

Citation: Getahun, A. 2010. Labeobarbus gorgorensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181782A7733598. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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