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Batrachus uranoscopus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII BATRACHOIDIFORMES BATRACHOIDIDAE

Scientific Name: Batrachus uranoscopus
Species Authority: Guichenot, 1866

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,iii)+2ab(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)
Justification:
This species is reported from the rivers Rantabe and Antanambalana and those other rivers flowing into Antongil Bay. Although its distribution is thought to be wider than this it qualifies as Vulnerable as it's extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and is threatened by a continuing loss of habitat (deforestation of river catchments), leading to a further decline in extent of occurrence.

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: Known from rivers flowing into Antongil Bay.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation of river catchment areas.

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Batrachus uranoscopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 October 2014.
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