Varicorhinus ruwenzori


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Varicorhinus ruwenzori
Species Authority: (Pellegrin, 1909)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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)
This species' known distribution is restricted to two small rivers flowing from the Ruwenzori mountains. These rivers are treated as two separate locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to the Ruwenzori area in the Mubuku and Sibwe River Systems (Froese and Pauly 2003).
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in fast turbulent water with many boulders behind which the fishes take shelter (Banister 1972, Lévêque and Daget 1984). Max. size: 23.1 cm TL (Lévêque and Daget 1984).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Vreven, E. 2006. Varicorhinus ruwenzori. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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