Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Osteoglossiformes Mormyridae

Scientific Name: Petrocephalus ansorgii
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1903
Regional Assessments:
Petrocephalus bane ansorgii Boulenger, 1903

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-16
Assessor(s): Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.
This species has a wide distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: P. ansorgii is known from upper and Lower Niger, Benue and coastal rivers of Nigeria, extending to the Cross River.
Countries occurrence:
Cameroon; Mali; Niger; Nigeria
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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: This is a demersal species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat is undergoing a continuous decline due to oil exploration, and urban, commercial and deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Awaïss, A. & Lalèyè, P. 2010. Petrocephalus ansorgii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T182996A8018722. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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