Varicorhinus ruwenzori 

Scope: Global
Language: English

Translate page into:

Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Varicorhinus ruwenzori (Pellegrin, 1909)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
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).
Countries occurrence:
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

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

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).

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 2006: e.T60733A12402171. . Downloaded on 18 June 2018.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided