Marcusenius cuangoanus 

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

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae

Scientific Name: Marcusenius cuangoanus (Poll, 1967)
Gnathonemus cuangoanus Poll, 1967

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.
Marcusenius cuangoanus is only known from a restricted area in the Kwango basin and is threatened by artisanal, but very intensively diamond mining. It is unsure whether the known distribution is its true distribution or whether it is the result of low sampling intensity. It is expected to be more widespread in the Kwango River basin though. Therefore, the species is listed as Vulnerable, assuming that the number of locations is fewer than 10 and that the AOO is less than 2,000 kmĀ².

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Marcusenius cuangoanus is only known from a restricted area in the Kwango River system, Central Congo River basin, Angola. It is expected to be more widespread in the Kwango River basin though.
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a demersal species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Artisanal, but very intensively diamond mining is a very important threat in small rivers in the Kasai region. The sand from digging in the river and the river beds causes sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Marcusenius cuangoanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182355A7867620. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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