Opsaridium loveridgii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Opsaridium loveridgii
Species Authority: (Norman,1922)
Taxonomic Notes: The spelling loveridgei (Lévêque and Daget 1984) (CLOFFA) is not correct.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
Although the species is restricted to single river basin (Rufiji-Ruaha, Tanzania) it is widespread throughout the basin with no known current major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Rufiji River system, Tanzania.
Countries occurrence:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Prefers flowing water (Eccles 1992).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Environmental stress/disasters; land based pollution; siltation; and illegal fishing methods.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information.

Citation: Vreven, E. 2006. Opsaridium loveridgii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60449A12367999. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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