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Trichomycterus chaberti 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Trichomycteridae

Scientific Name: Trichomycterus chaberti Durand, 1968

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2014-04-23
Assessor(s): Carvajal, F., Maldonado, M., Sarmiento, J. & Van Damme, P.
Reviewer(s): Tognelli, M.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Abba, A.M.
Justification:
Although this species has a very restricted distribution, its entire known population is within a National Park. Hence it is listed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Torotoro National Park, in the northern Potosi Department, Bolivia and has only been observed in the Umajalanta Cave (Pouilly and Miranda 2003). The park is between 1,950 and 3,850 m of elevation and the Umajalanta cave is at approximately 2,700 m (Pouilly and Miranda 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):1950
Upper elevation limit (metres):3850
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Population [top]

Population:There are no data on population size and trends for this species, but is a rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This fish is a cave-dwelling species. The park where it occurs is a small massif of Cretaceous limestone characterized by caves and canyons (Pouilly and Miranda 2003).
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species could by affected by tourism.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The only known locality of this species is inside the Torotoro National Park.

Citation: Carvajal, F., Maldonado, M., Sarmiento, J. & Van Damme, P. 2016. Trichomycterus chaberti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22125A58720640. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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