Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Labridae

Scientific Name: Clepticus africanus
Species Authority: Heiser, Moura & Robertson, 2000
Taxonomic Notes: This species was recently described in Heiser et al. (2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-03-25
Assessor(s): Choat, J.H. & Rocha, L.
Reviewer(s): Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.
This species is only known from Sao Tome, and although it is considered common, there is no information on population, depth range, biology or ecology, or impact of potential major threats for the species. It is listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was recorded only from Sao Tome, in the Gulf of Guinea.
Countries occurrence:
Sao Tomé and Principe
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – eastern central
Lower depth limit (metres): 10
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species. This species is common.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is a pelagic schooling wrasse similar to C.parrae, and is a semi-pelagic feeder. It is found in rocky reef and rocky shores. Depth information is unknown, but likely occurs from the surface to at least 10 m.
Systems: Marine

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats known for this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species specific conservation measures in place. However, more research is needed on the population status, range and depth, biology and ecology of the species.

Citation: Choat, J.H. & Rocha, L. 2010. Clepticus africanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T187579A8573762. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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