Bedotia tricolor


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bedotia tricolor
Species Authority: Pellegrin, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: Eschmeyer (2004) lists this as valid following Sparks 2001 (the most recent study he includes). Sparks and Smith (in press) presents a phylogeny indicating that this is a distinct species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,iii) 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)
This species has only been found in one tributary of the Faraony River, whose watershed has been almost entirely stripped of forest cover. This species must also cope with an exotic predator, the spotted snakehead. The species is assessed as Critically Endangered on account of its highly restricted distribution (extent of occurrence and area of occupancy of less than 100 km² and 10 km² respectively), combined with a continued loss of habitat and predation/competition from an invasive species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Known only from one tributary of the Faraony River.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Main threats are habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation; and competition and predation by alien invasive species.

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Bedotia tricolor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 04 March 2015.
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