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Alestopetersius caudalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CHARACIFORMES ALESTIDAE

Scientific Name: Alestopetersius caudalis
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1899)
Common Name/s:
English Yellowtail Tetra, Yellow-tailed African Tetra, Yellow-tailed African Characin
Synonym/s:
Alestopetersius hilgendorfi grandi (Fowler, 1936)
Alestopetersius leopoldianus brumpti (Pellegrin, 1906)
Alestopetersius xenurus xenurus (Boulenger, 1920)
Hemigrammopetersius caudalis (Boulenger, 1899)
Hemigrammopetersius xenurus (Boulenger, 1920)
Hemmigrammopetersius brumpti (Pellegrin, 1906)
Micralestes grandi Fowler, 1936
Petersius brumpti Pellegrin, 1906
Petersius caudalis Boulenger, 1899
Petersius xenurus Boulenger, 1920
Phenacogrammus caudalis (Boulenger, 1899)
Phenacogrammus leopoldianus brumpti (Pellegrin, 1906)
Phenacogrammus xenurus (Boulenger, 1920)

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.
Justification:
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: Alestopetersius caudalis is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and from the Lower and Central Congo River basin.
Countries:
Native:
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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.
Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Alestopetersius caudalis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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