Steatocranus irvinei 

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: Steatocranus irvinei (Trewavas, 1943)
Common Name(s):
English Cichlid
Gobiochromis irvinei Trewavas, 1943
Leptotilapia irvinea (Trewavas, 1943)
Leptotilapia irvinei (Trewavas, 1943)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-04-28
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bousso, T. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
Endemic to Volta basin. The extent of occurrence and area occupancy thresholds are estimated at 60,000 km² and less than 2,000 km² (over more than 10 locations), respectively. It threatened by deforestation, overfishing and invasive aquatic weeds (Water Hyacinth). It is qualified as Near Threatened as it close to meeting Vulnerable under the B2 criteria.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Volta River system.
Countries occurrence:
Burkina Faso; Ghana
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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 is a demersal fish.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It threatened by deforestation, overfishing and invasive aquatic weeds (Water Hyacinth)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Bousso, T. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Steatocranus irvinei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181851A7749784. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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