Thrattidion noctivagus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Thrattidion noctivagus
Species Authority: Roberts, 1972
Common Name(s):
English Sanaga pygmy herring, Sanaga pygmy herring (FB)
Thrattidion nactivagus Roberts, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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.
Thrattidon noctivagus is only known from the type specimen. More information is needed on the species distribution and threats before a full Red List assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A Lower Guinea endemic, known only from the type locality at Edea on the lower course of the Sanaga River, Cameroon.
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Thrattidion noctivagus is a pelagic species. It is a riverine species, collected only at dusk and dawn in swiftly flowing water of about 1 m just above the hydro-electric dam at Edea, Cameroon. Thrattidion noctivagus feeds on plankton and some terrestrial insects.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Thrattidion noctivagus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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