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Mormyrus bernhardi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII OSTEOGLOSSIFORMES MORMYRIDAE

Scientific Name: Mormyrus bernhardi
Species Authority: Pellegrin, 1926
Common Name(s):
English Bernhard's Elephant-snout Fish
Taxonomic Notes: Validity doubtful, Possibly a junior synonym of Mormyrus hildebrandti Peters, 1882 (Seegers et al., unpublished).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Vreven, E.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Taxonomic uncertainty. According to Seegers et al. (2004) the validity of its species status is doubtful. Possibly it is a junior synonym of Mormyrus hildebrandti. In the literature the species is known only from its holotype.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Athi River system (Seeges et al. 2004).
Countries:
Native:
Kenya
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Max. size: 19.0 cm SL (after Froese and Pauly 2003).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fisheries (after Froese and Pauly 2003).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Vreven, E. 2006. Mormyrus bernhardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 October 2014.
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