Bedotia sp. nov. 'Manombo'


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bedotia sp. nov. 'Manombo'
Taxonomic Notes: This is an undescribed species with voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History and University of Michigan Museum of Zoology.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v) 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)
It has an estimated extent of occurrence of less than 100 km² and is suffering from a continued decline in habitat extent and quality due to deforestation outside the park. The species is also impacted by introduced exotic, competing and predatory species. The number of mature individuals is reported as declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known only from the lower reaches of the Tokahandra River which runs through the National park of Manombo and Manombo Forest.
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A riverine species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Occurs in a national park.

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 2004. Bedotia sp. nov. 'Manombo'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.
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