Potamothrissa obtusirostris 

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

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Clupeiformes Clupeidae

Scientific Name: Potamothrissa obtusirostris (Boulenger, 1909)
Common Name(s):
English Bluntnosed Sawtooth Pellonuline
Microthrissa obtusirostris (Boulenger, 1909)
Microthrissa tenuis (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)
Pellonula obtusirostris Boulenger, 1909
Pellonula tenuis Nichols & Griscom, 1917
Potamothrissa tenuis (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)
Stolothrissa lembesseensis Fowler, 1949
Stolothrissa tembessensis Fowler, 1949

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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.
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Potamothrissa obtusirostris is known from the Lower, Central and Upper Congo River basin.
Countries occurrence:
Central African Republic; Congo; 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:Potamothrissa obtusirostris is a pelagic species that occurs in rivers and streams, but perhaps not in lakes. It feeds on aquatic insects (e.g. chironomid larvae) and hydracarians.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is important in subsistence fisheries.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Potamothrissa obtusirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182499A7898301. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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