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Mormyrus macrocephalus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII OSTEOGLOSSIFORMES MORMYRIDAE

Scientific Name: Mormyrus macrocephalus
Species Authority: Worthington, 1929

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Twongo, T.K.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Justification:
Large extent of occurrence but rarely encountered (T.K. Twongo, pers comm., East African Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment workshop, Dec. 2003). No specific major, widespread threat identified.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Only known only from Lakes Kyoga and Kwania (Uganda) and the Victoria Nile and Aswa River (Worthington 1928a). Present in and above dams in the Teso District.
Countries:
Native:
Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: Widespread but rarely encountered.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No information available
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No specific threat identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Citation: Twongo, T.K. 2006. Mormyrus macrocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 July 2014.
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