Pollimyrus petricolus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae

Scientific Name: Pollimyrus petricolus (Daget, 1954)
Marcusenius petricolus Daget, 1954
Taxonomic Notes: In the Niger River, Pollimyrus petricolus is sympatric with P. isidori.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Olaosebikan, B.D. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Abban, K. & Darwall, W.
Widespread species with no known major widespread threats to the whole population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:P. petricolus is endemic to Western Africa and known only from the upper and Middle Niger basins. The downstream limit of its distribution seems to be Lake Kainji.
Countries occurrence:
Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Mali; Niger; Nigeria
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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 is a demersal species with a weak electrical discharge. It is non-migratory.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Not utilised.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to this species include Water Hyacinth in the inner delta has led to problems of sedimentation, loss of habitat (water loss) and deoxygenation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Olaosebikan, B.D. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Pollimyrus petricolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182929A8005186. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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