Brycinus minutus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Brycinus minutus
Species Authority: (Hopson & Hopson, 1982)
Common Name(s):
English Dwarf Lake Turkana Robber
Taxonomic Notes: Also reported as Alestes minutus Hopson & Hopson, 1982 (Seegers et al. 2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Akinyi, E.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
No noticeable threats or decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Lake Turkana (Seegers et al. 2004).
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Population [top]

Population: No population estimates
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in the mid and open water but spawns in the open water. Breeds at 2.5–3.0 cm FL. Feeds on zooplankton and occasionally small insects
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None.

Citation: Akinyi, E. 2006. Brycinus minutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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