Fundulopanchax walkeri 

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

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae

Scientific Name: Fundulopanchax walkeri (Boulenger, 1911)
Aphyosemion walkeri (Boulenger, 1911)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Entsua-Mensah, M. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
This species has been recorded from eastern Côte d'Ivoire and southwestern Ghana where it is impacted by mining and deforestation. Its extent of occurrence is estimated to be about 150,000 km², but its area of occupancy could be close to meeting 2,000 km² threshold for the Vulnerable category. Currently it has been recorded from more than 10 locations. The species is assessed as Near Threatened (close to meeting B2), and it needs to be monitored as the population is declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in Bandama, Comoé and Bia River drainage systems in central, southern and eastern Côte d'Ivoire and in the Bia, Tano, Ankobra river drainage systems in southwestern Ghana.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in swamps, pools, brooks and small streams in the coastal rainforest and forested savannah.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is part of the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Mining and deforestation threaten this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Habitat restoration is needed.

Citation: Entsua-Mensah, M. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Fundulopanchax walkeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182508A7899965. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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