Paramormyrops batesii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae

Scientific Name: Paramormyrops batesii (Boulenger, 1906)
Brienomyrus batesii (Boulenger, 1906)
Hippopotamyrus batesi (Boulenger, 1906)
Hippopotamyrus batesii (Boulenger, 1906)
Marcusenius batesii Boulenger, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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.
The distribution of Paramormyrops batesii is unclear, more information is needed on the species distribution before a full Red List assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The type locality is in South Cameroon where two specimens were collected by George Latimer Bates, 1863-1940, an American naturalist and ornithologist who lived in Southern Cameroon during the first decade of the 20th Century and supplied many fish and reptile and amphibian specimens from this region to G.A. Boulenger at the British Museum. The type locality for Marcusenius batesii and several other species first collected by Bates is “Efulen.” Although several localities in Southern Cameroon today bear the name "Efoulan." The Efulen (now Efoulan) of Bates is located in the upper Kienké River basin (then called the Kribi River), near present-day Akom II at 2°46'59"N, 10°31'59"E (Fig. 12.89). Tentative identifications of museum specimens shows a wide distribution in Cameroon, including the Sanaga River basin, the Kienké River, parts of the Ogowe River basin of Gabon, and the Kouilou River basin of Congo. Some of the specimens mapped here may represent new taxa.
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Paramormyops batesii is a demersal species. Its electric organ discharge (EOD) is steroid-sensitive (Bass and Hopkins 1985; Landsman 1995). A mature male was reported to have an EOD waveform twice as long as that of two mature females (Landsman 1995).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Paramormyrops batesii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181980A7778501. . Downloaded on 23 October 2017.
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