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Eleotris pellegrini 

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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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-06-30
Assessor(s): Ravelomanana, T. & Sparks, J.S.
Reviewer(s): Raminosoa, N., Rasoloariniaina, R & Velosoa, J.
Contributor(s): Loiselle, P.V. & Participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Darwall, W.R.T.
Justification:
This species has a quite wide range (Extent of Occurrence estimated as 42,000 km²) in the estuaries and lower reaches of rivers on the eastern slopes of Madagascar, where the habitat is declining due to deforestation. The species is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Madagascar, this species is widely distributed along the eastern coast of Madagascar (P. Loiselle unpublished data). The holotype was collected from a marsh near Fort-Dauphin (Daget et al. 1986).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
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Population [top]

Population:This small fish is abundant in estuaries and mangroves (Ravelomanana, pers. obs)
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Eleotris pelligriini is found in estuaries and lower reaches of rivers. It is epibenthic in fresh and brackish waters, apparently it is restricted to the Mangroves of Madagascar (Daget et al., 1986)
Systems:Freshwater; Marine
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: In the Fort-Dauphin lagoons, people are used to fishing with seine nets with small mesh, which take all kinds of fishes in that habitat (Ravelomanana, pers. obs).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Main threat are fishing activity, habitat loss and degradation through siltation caused by deforestation and transformation of Mangroves.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No known conservation measures are currently in place.

Citation: Ravelomanana, T. & Sparks, J.S. 2016. Eleotris pellegrini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T44479A58307106. . Downloaded on 10 December 2016.
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