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Chiloglanis angolensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES MOCHOKIDAE

Scientific Name: Chiloglanis angolensis
Species Authority: Poll, 1967

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): da Costa, L. & Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.
Justification:
Chiloglanis angolensis has only been found in the stream crossing Chibia-Jau road, at Jau-Onguéria bifurcation, a few km south of Chibia, near Sá da Bandeira, Angola (type locality) (Eschemeyer 1997) and in the Kwango River (Cuango River) at Cafunfo, Central Congo River basin, Angola (Poll 1967). The species may be more widespread than is currently known. More information is needed on the species distribution before an assessment can be made, and it is therefore categorized as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Angola.

Central Africa: Chiloglanis angolensis has only been found in the stream crossing Chibia-Jau road, at Jau-Onguéria bifurcation, a few km south of Chibia, near Sá da Bandeira, Angola (type locality) (Eschmeyer 1997) and in the Kwango River (Cuango River) at Cafunfo, Central Congo River basin, Angola (Poll 1967).

Southern Africa: It occurs in the Curoca River system, a coastal river.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola, Angola)
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Chiloglanis angolensis is a benthopelagic species. It is oviparous and has a distinct pairing during breeding (Breder and Rosen 1966).Preferred habitat is not known, but species of this genus are adapted to rocky rapids.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Artisanal, but very intensively diamond mining is a very important threat in this region.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species has no protection. More research is needed into this species population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status and threats, as well as monitoring of population trends.

Citation: da Costa, L. & Moelants, T. 2010. Chiloglanis angolensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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