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Varicorhinus altipinnis 

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

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Varicorhinus altipinnis Banister & Poll, 1973

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:Varicorhinus altipinnis is known from the Lufira River system and from Lake Upemba, This species is known from upper Congo River basin.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
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:Varicorhinus altipinnis is a benthopelagic species.
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species distribution is situated in the Upemba National Park.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Varicorhinus altipinnis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182917A8001540. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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