Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Eleotridae

Scientific Name: Eleotris pellegrini
Species Authority: Maugé, 1984

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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 has a restricted range (extent of occurrence < 5,000 km²) in the estuaries and lower reaches of rivers on the western slopes of Madagascar, where the habitat is declining due to deforestation. However, this species does not quite qualify as Vulnerable under Criterion B as it is found in more than 10 locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Madagascar.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Estuaries and lower reaches of rivers.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Main threat is habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation.

Citation: Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001. 2004. Eleotris pellegrini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44479A10898614. . Downloaded on 08 October 2015.
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