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Ladigesia roloffi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CHARACIFORMES ALESTIDAE

Scientific Name: Ladigesia roloffi
Species Authority: Géry, 1968
Common Name/s:
English Jelly bean tetra

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-11-27
Assessor/s: Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer/s: Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
Justification:
It is only known from one location, the type locality Kasewe (Sierra Leone) according to Paugy et al. (2003) and possibly in a second locality in Liberia according to FishBase. The estimated extent of occurrence and area of occupancy are less than 5,000 km² and less than 500 km², respectively. The extent and quality of habitat is undergoing and continuous decline due to mining, urban and deforestation developments. The species is therefore assessed as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from the type locality Kasewe (Sierra Leone), which is said to have been captured in one of the small water courses belonging to the Gbangbaia basin, a small brook located to the west of the Jong. It is also reported from Liberia.
Countries:
Native:
Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: No available data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This monospecific species is a pelagic fish. Maximum size 3.1 cm SL.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The extent and quality of habitat is undergoing a continuous decline due to mining, urban developments and deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.
Citation: Lalèyè, P. 2010. Ladigesia roloffi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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