Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Liliopsida Hydrocharitales Hydrocharitaceae

Scientific Name: Blyxa senegalensis
Species Authority: Dandy

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-05
Assessor(s): Diop, F.N.
Reviewer(s): Ghogue, J.-P., Ali, M.M. & Smith, K.G
More information on actual range and population trends is needed to assess this species correctly. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from Senegal, Gambia, Mali and Sierra Leone. This species seems to be endemic to the west of Western Africa.
Countries occurrence:
Gambia; Mali; Senegal; Sierra Leone
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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: Temporary pools in lateritic outcrops.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potentially impacted by agricultural development, invasive species and drought.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research actions on threats, habitat status, population numbers and range is needed.

Citation: Diop, F.N. 2010. Blyxa senegalensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T185297A8384246. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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