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Opsaridium splendens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Opsaridium splendens
Species Authority: Taverne & De Vos, 1997

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
The species is thought to be restricted to the Malagarasi system but no information is available to determine its extent of distribution within the system or to determine its ecology or potential migration requirements. More field survey and ecological studies are recommended.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Malagarasi River, Tanzania (Taverne and De Vos 1997).
Countries:
Native:
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown, but it is rare in fisheries catches.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in well-aerated open flowing water where it feeds on planktonic crustacea and surface insects.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation due to agricultural extension.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Opsaridium splendens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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