Bedotia sp. nov. 'Namorona'
|Scientific Name:||Bedotia sp. nov. 'Namorona'|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History and University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. Submitted as Bedotia sp. nov. 'Ranomafana' and subsequently changed to Bedotia sp. nov. 'Namorona' on recommendation of Paul Loiselle.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1|
|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 is an undescribed species with voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History and University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. This species is abundant in mid-reaches of the Namorona River and has also been reported from its upper reaches. Its range extends into Ranomafana National Park and the park serves to protect limnological integrity of the upper and middle Namorona, by preserving the basin’s forested watershed. However, due to its restricted range (extent of occurrence and area of occupancy being less than 20,000 km² and less than 2,000km², respectively) and continuing decline in habitat due to deforestation outside the park a Vulnerable assessment is appropriate.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Madagascar.|
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|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Known from the Namorona River basin.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat is habitat degradation through siltation caused by deforestation.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species' range extends into Ranomafana National Park.|
|Citation:||Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. 2004. Bedotia sp. nov. 'Namorona'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44473A10906414.Downloaded on 22 March 2018.|
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