Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Mochokidae

Scientific Name: Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis
Species Authority: De Vos, 1993

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Hanssens, M. & Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Only known from two locations in the Rusizi and Luiche rivers. The population size is thought to be small as it is rare in fisheries catches. Area of occupancy is less than 500 km² and habitats are declining in quantity and quality due to increased water turbidity due to erosion on watershed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Rusizi River and Luiche River (close to Malagarasi River).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Not known, but rare in fisheries catches.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits rocky fast- flowing rivers and streams. Feeds on benthic invertebrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water turbidity due to erosion on watershed, and agricultural expansion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Hanssens, M. & Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Chiloglanis asymetricaudalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T60799A12401758. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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