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Bedotia madagascariensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ATHERINIFORMES BEDOTIIDAE

Scientific Name: Bedotia madagascariensis
Species Authority: Regan, 1903
Common Name(s):
English Zona

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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:
Assessed as Near Threatened because it almost qualifies for Vulnerable under criterion B (VU B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii)). It only fails to qualify because it is found in marginally more locations (recorded at 11 locations) than the maximum of 10 required under VU criterion B. It is known from a number of Madagascar's east coast rivers and lakes, in the region between Ivoloina and Mangoro. The habitat is fragmented and continues to be heavily impacted by siltation and flow changes due to deforestation.
History:
1996 Data Deficient
1994 Insufficiently Known (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rivers and lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation.

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Bedotia madagascariensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.
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