Alestopetersius tumbensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Alestidae

Scientific Name: Alestopetersius tumbensis
Species Authority: Hoedeman, 1951
Alestopetersius xenurus tumbensis Hoedeman, 1951
Duboisialestes tumbensis (Hoedeman, 1951)
Hemigrammopetersius duboisi Poll, 1959
Hemigrammopetersius tumbensis (Hoedeman, 1951)
Phenacogrammus xenurus tumbensis (Hoedeman, 1951)
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2014. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 3 Jan 2014. Available at: (Accessed: 3 Jan 2014).

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.
Although there are threats to the species known, it is relatively widespread, and is thus listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Duboisialestes tumbensis is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and the Lower Congo, from Leverville-Soa in the Kwenge River and from Lake Tumba.
Countries occurrence:
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: This is a pelagic species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Urbanisation at Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) forms a problem in the region through sewage cast and lead toxicity, mainly coming from car oil and a lot of boat traffic. In Lake Tumba, the mean mesh size of the nets used in this lake are around 1 cm, possibly causing threats. All bigger fish in Lake Tumba seem to be disappeared. Lake Tumba does not produce fish any more. All the fishermen turned to agriculture themselves.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is a project to organise the fishery in Pool Malebo.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Alestopetersius tumbensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182618A7927757. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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