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Monopterus boueti

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SYNBRANCHIFORMES SYNBRANCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Monopterus boueti
Species Authority: (Pellegrin, 1922)
Synonym/s:
Typhlosynbranchus boueti Pellegrin, 1922

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2006-11-27
Assessor/s: Lalèyè, P.
Reviewer/s: Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
Justification:
This species is restricted to one or two locations, the surroundings of Monrovia (Liberia), in a small freshwater rivulet flowing into a swamp, at a distance of 2 or 3 km from the sea. More information is needed on the species distribution and threats.
History:
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The holotype of M. boueti, type species of the monotypic genus Typhlosynbranchus Pellegrin, 1922, junior synonym of Monopterus, has been caught in the surroundings of Monrovia (Liberia), in a small freshwater rivulet flowing into a swamp, at a distance of 2 or 3 km from the sea
Countries:
Native:
Côte d'Ivoire; Liberia; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: No available data.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a demersal fish of 34.0 cm TL maximum size
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.
Citation: Lalèyè, P. 2010. Monopterus boueti. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 April 2014.
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