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Barbus turkanae

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Barbus turkanae
Species Authority: Hopson & Hopson 1982
Common Name(s):
English Lake Turkana Barb
Taxonomic Notes: The genus Barbus (Cyprinidae) is restricted to a small number of species mainly inhabiting the European ichthyographic region including Northeast Africa. Most of the African species that are currently included in the genus, taxonomically do not appear to be closely related to the genus Barbus sensu strictu. However, no attempts have yet been made at an adequate nomenclature of the African forms. We therefore follow Berrebi et al. (1996) and use in this paper the term ‘Barbus’ for the cyprinid fish species which were previously considered as Barbus (Seegers et al., unpublished).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Odhiambo, E.A.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
No observable threats or decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Turkana (Seegers et al. unpub.).
Countries:
Native:
Kenya
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Population [top]

Population: No estimates available.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Confined to deeper waters below 10 m. Feeds chiefly on benthic invertebrates including ostracods, caradina, naucorids, chironomid larvae and gastropods. Matures at about 3 cm FL and spawns within the lake (Hopson 1982).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Little information but not fished commercially.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Unknown.

Citation: Odhiambo, E.A. 2006. Barbus turkanae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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