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Hemigrammocharax wittei 

Scope: Global & Pan-Africa
Language: English
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Distichodontidae

Scientific Name: Hemigrammocharax wittei Poll, 1933
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.
Justification:
Although there are threats known in the Luapula-Mweru region (overfishing) and in the Katanga region (mining), the species is listed as Least Concern because it has a relatively broad distribution. It was also assessed as Least Concern for central Africa. In southern Africa it has been assessed as Data Deficient as it is only known from one location and its distribution and threats are unknown.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Hemigrammocharax wittei is known from Democratic Republic of Congo to Angola.

Central Africa: It is found in Katanga (Democratic Republic of the Congo), and from the Luapula-Chambezi River system.

Southern Africa: This species has been recorded in Lac Calundo (Angola).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Angola; 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:This is a pelagic species.
Systems:Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are threats known in the Luapula-Mweru region (overfishing) and in the Katanga region (mining).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Hemigrammocharax wittei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182532A7907076. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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