Parananochromis brevirostris 

Scope: Global, Pan-Africa & Central Africa
Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Parananochromis brevirostris Lamboj & Stiassny, 2003

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B2ab(iii) 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.
In the Ivindo system, the species is threatened by iron mining, commercial logging, and slash and burn agriculture. The AOO is estimated less than 2,000 kmĀ² and the number of localities is fewer than 10. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:A Lower Guinea endemic, currently known from scattered localities in the Ivindo and Ntem systems in eastern Gabon and southeastern Cameroon, and from the Ogowe system in the region of Ndjole in Western Gabon.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Gabon
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:<2000
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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:Parananochromis brevirostris inhabits small forest creeks and streams (Lamboj and Stiassny 2003). It is a benthopelagic species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the Ivindo system, the species is threatened by iron mining, commercial logging, and slash and burn agriculture.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Parananochromis brevirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182240A7841229. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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