Lamprologus teugelsi 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Cichlidae

Scientific Name: Lamprologus teugelsi Schelly & Stiassny, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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.
There are currently no threats to the species known. Inga 1 and 2 are existing dams with a minimal impact. The possible future elaboration of the dam complex with Inga 3 and later possibly Grand Inga will pose a great threat to the species that has a limited distribution to this region. The species is known from fewer than five locations and is therefore listed as Vulnerable. If the construction of Inga 3 and Grand Inga will be executed, the status of this species needs to be reassessed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Lamprologus teugelsi is known from the mainstream rapids in Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and the Lower Congo River rapids near Inga (Schelley and Stiassny 2004). Recent records have been made between these two sites (Stiassny, M., pers. comm.). It is only known from a stretch of river of about 200-300 km.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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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 benthopelagic species.

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are currently no threats to the species known. Inga 1 and 2 are existing dams with a minimal impact. Inga 3, to be built in five years, will divert a significant amount of flow. Grand Inga will block a great part of the mainstream with major impact.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Lamprologus teugelsi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182274A7848003. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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