|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
||Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Ratsirakia legendrei previously was listed as Lower Risk, least concern. Taxonomic uncertainties have arisen since the last assessment and these have resulted in the species' status being changed to Data Deficient for now.
This taxon has been reported from the upper reaches of the eastward draining Rianila River, as well as from the Mangoro and from many westward-draining rivers in the Mahanjanga and Toliara provinces of Madagascar. However, this name may apply to as many as four other taxonomic entities, each of whose circumstances may differ significantly. Until these taxonomic issues are resolved, this 'species' is best classified as Data Deficient. Additional data regarding range and subpopulation sizes are also required.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 1996 – Lower Risk/least concern (LR/lc)
- 1994 – Vulnerable (V)