Thalassophryne uranoscopus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Batrachoidiformes Batrachoididae

Scientific Name: Thalassophryne uranoscopus (Guichenot, 1866)
Batrachus uranoscopus Guichenot, 1866
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. and Fricke, R. (eds). 2015. Catalog of Fishes: genera, species, references. Updated 3 December 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 3 December 2015).

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
Needs updating
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 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 kmĀ² 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.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Known from rivers flowing into Antongil Bay.

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. Thalassophryne uranoscopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44463A10897491. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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