Brycinus carolinae 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Alestidae

Scientific Name: Brycinus carolinae (Paugy & Lévêque, 1981)
Alestes carolinae Paugy & Lévêque, 1981

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-11-27
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
This species is restricted to two or three locations in the Upper Niger River. Potential threats due to deforestation and drought and its very restricted range, and it can be assessed the species as Vulnerable D2.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Brycinus carolinae is known from the River Niandan (a tributary of the upper Niger) and from two other small rivers also headwaters of Niger.
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is a pelagic fish of 10.4 cm SL

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No current threats known. There is a potential threats are deforestation and drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Lalèyè, P. 2010. Brycinus carolinae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182099A7797818. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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