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Ratsirakia legendrei

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES ELEOTRIDAE

Scientific Name: Ratsirakia legendrei
Species Authority: (Pellegrin, 1919)
Synonym/s:
Eleotris legendrei Pellegrin, 1919

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor/s: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
Reviewer/s: Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/least concern (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater
Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Ratsirakia legendrei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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