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Trichomycterus areolatus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES TRICHOMYCTERIDAE

Scientific Name: Trichomycterus areolatus
Species Authority: Valenciennes, 1846
Synonym(s):
Pygidium marmoratum (Philippi, 1866)
Trichomycterus areolatum Valenciennes, 1846
Trichomycterus marmoratus Philippi, 1866
Trichomycterus tigrinus Philippi, 1866

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Reis, R & Lima, F.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Justification:
This species is undergoing population decline but its causes or its extent of threats is unclear. An assessment of Data Deficient has therefore been made.
History:
1996 Data Deficient (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Data Deficient
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs on the western versant in central Chile, from Limari to Puerto Varas. In the Andalien River, it occurs from the mouth of the Nonguen to its headwaters.
Countries:
Native:
Chile
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Population [top]

Population: Campos et al. (1998) reported this species to be under population decline in regions III to IX.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: T. areolatus is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species that inhabits streams.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are unknown threats acting on this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place and research into general biology and ecology (habitat status and population trends) are required.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Trichomycterus areolatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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