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Microsynodontis armatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES MOCHOKIDAE

Scientific Name: Microsynodontis armatus
Species Authority: Ng, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: Microsynodontis used to be one species Microsynodontis batesi. It has been split into nine species. According to Brummett, R. it is almost impossible to tell them apart and it is doubtful regarding their species status (pers. comm. Brummett, R. and Reid, G. McG.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient 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:
Microsynodontis armatus is only known from the type locality on the Ivindo River. The species has recently (2004) been described and may be more widespread than is currently known. More information is needed on the species distribution before an assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A Lower Guinea endemic, only known from the type locality at Ivindo River in northern Gabon (Ng 2004).
Countries:
Native:
Gabon
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Microsynodontis armatus is a demersal species. It is found in a blackwater forest stream with sand and leaf litter bottom (Ng 2004).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information available on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Microsynodontis armatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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