Barbus zalbiensis 

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

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Barbus zalbiensis Blache & Miton, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2007-02-02
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
This species is restricted to Benue River in Cameroon (and possibly Nigeria) (1 location), and the Mayo-Kebbi River Basin in Chad (one or two locations) and the Chari system in Chad and Central African Republic (2 locations). With an estimated EOO of less than 20,000 km² and an AOO of less than 2,000 km² the species meets thresholds Vulnerable. There is evidence of continuing decline in quality of habitat in Cameroon due to widespread farming activities. However, the sub-population in the Central African Republic is not thought to be subject to the same farming pressures. The species is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to Benue River Cameroon (and possibly Nigeria) and the Mayo-Kebbi River Basin in Chad and the Chari system in Chad and the Central African Republic.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a benthopelagic fish of maximum size 3.5 cm SL

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species include mining and deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Lalèyè, P. 2010. Barbus zalbiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182323A7859380. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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