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Opsaridium loveridgii

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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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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