Citharidium ansorgii


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Citharidium ansorgii
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1902
Citharidium ansorgei Boulenger, 1902

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-04-30
Assessor(s): Olaosebikan, B.D. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Abban, K. & Darwall, W.
This species is known from three locations with an estimated EOO of more than 20,000 km² and an AOO of more than 2,000 km². With no current indication of a major population decline (even though there is oil exploration in the Lower Delta and the potential impact of the invasive water hyacinth in the inland delta), the species is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from the Niger basin in Nigeria and the upper Niger delta in Mali.
Mali; Nigeria
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Population [top]

Population: No available data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a medium riverine size fish, growing to a maximum total length of 69.7 cm. It migrates upstream for spawning.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is harvested for human consumption.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential impacts from oil exploration in the Lower Delta and potential impact of the invasive water hyacinth in the inland delta.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Control of the water hyacinth.

Citation: Olaosebikan, B.D. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Citharidium ansorgii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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