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Craterocephalus lacustris

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ATHERINIFORMES ATHERINIDAE

Scientific Name: Craterocephalus lacustris
Species Authority: Trewavas, 1940
Common Name/s:
English Kutubu Hardyhead

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Allen, G.
History:
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: C. lacustris is endemic to Lake Kutubu in the Kikori River system, Papua New Guinea.
Countries:
Native:
Papua New Guinea
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The freshwater lake habitat is about 19 km long and 2 to 4 km wide and has six villages on its shores.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Gill nets and the use of outboard motors on the lake have been introduced since the 1980s. Oil drilling and logging has also grown in the area over the last ten years.
Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Craterocephalus lacustris. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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