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Chelaethiops rukwaensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Chelaethiops rukwaensis
Species Authority: (Ricardo, 1939)
Common Name(s):
English Lake Rukwa Sardine

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Bayona, J.D.R.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Distribution restricted to a single location (Lake Rukwa), with an extent of occurrence less than 5,000 km².

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Rukwa.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Assumed to be declining.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pelagic species supporting a lucrative fishery (Eccles 1992).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Silt loading is a serious problem. Fishing with illegal gears; environmental changes; and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Bayona, J.D.R. 2006. Chelaethiops rukwaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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