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Epiplatys guineensis 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cyprinodontiformes Nothobranchiidae

Scientific Name: Epiplatys guineensis Romand, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-11-27
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
Justification:
This species is from the drainage system of the Middle Konkouré River in the southern part of the Fouta Djalon plateau, Western Guinea. The EOO is less than 20,000 km² and the AOO is less than 2,000 km², and known from fewer than five locations. No current threats are known for the species but it is potentially threatened from water pollution due to mining and untreated sewage. Therefore the species is assessed as Vulnerable. If the threats are identified to be current and causing a decline in habitat quality, the species would qualify for Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is apparently restricted to the drainage system of the Middle Konkouré River in the southern part of the Fouta Djalon plateau, western Guinea
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Guinea
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Population [top]

Population:No available data.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found most commonly in shallow parts of creeks and small rivers. It is a benthopelagic non-migratory fish of maximum size of 7.0 cm TL.
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is part of the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No current threats known. It is potentially threatened from water pollution due to mining and untreated sewage

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Lalèyè, P. 2010. Epiplatys guineensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182673A7940671. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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