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Mormyrus subundulatus 

Scope: Global
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae

Scientific Name: Mormyrus subundulatus Roberts, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Entsua-Mensah, M. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
Justification:
This species has a small EOO and AOO (at less than 5,000 km2 and 500 km2 respectively) and known only from three locations. The removal of vegetation pertaining to mining and commercial timber felling, may cause increasing sediment loads during heavy rains. Timber felling is an especially important threat in the Tano River. This is leading to the population declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Presently known only from the Bandama and the Tano rivers.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana
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Population [top]

Population:Declining.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a demersal species. Electrobiology - weakly discharging.
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The removal of vegetation due to mining and commercial timber felling, may cause increasing sediment loads during heavy rains. Timber felling is an important threat in the Tano River.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Habitat restoration is required.

Citation: Entsua-Mensah, M. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Mormyrus subundulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182111A7802871. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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