Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus
Species Authority: (Pellegrin, 1925)
Common Name(s):
English African moonfish, African moon tetra, African moon tetra (FB)
Alestopetersius caudomaculatus (Pellegrin, 1925)
Hemigrammalestes caudomaculatus (Pellegrin, 1925)
Micralestes caudomaculatus Pellegrin, 1925
Phenacogrammus caudomaculatus (Pellegrin, 1925)

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: Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and the Central Congo basin. The species has recently been recorded Nziya near Inga on the Lower Congo River (AMNH)
Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a pelagic species.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This is a commercially harvested aquarium species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is a commercially harvested aquarium species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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