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Bedotia sp. nov. 'Ankavia-Ankavanana'

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ATHERINIFORMES BEDOTIIDAE

Scientific Name: Bedotia sp. nov. 'Ankavia-Ankavanana'
Taxonomic Notes: Voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History. Submitted as Bedotia sp. nov. 'Antalaha' and subsequently changed to Bedotia sp. nov. 'Ankavia-Ankavanana' on recommendation of Paul Loiselle.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Loiselle, P.
Reviewer(s): Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
This is a recently recognised, undescribed species with voucher specimens held at the American Museum of Natural History. The species is highly abundant, but within a restricted range (extent of occurrence < 20,000 km²). There is continued loss of habitat due to deforestation of the catchment.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
Countries:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Rivers.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to the species is habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation.

Citation: Loiselle, P. 2004. Bedotia sp. nov. 'Ankavia-Ankavanana'. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.
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