|Scientific Name:||Synodontis nigrita|
|Species Authority:||Valenciennes, 1840|
Hemisynodontis nigrita (Valenciennes, 1840)
Synodontis fascipinna Nichols & La Monte, 1953
Synodontis leopardinus (non Pellegrin, 1914)
Synodontis negrita Valenciennes, 1840
Synodontis ornatus Pappenheim, 1914
Synodontis schall (non Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Awaïss, A., Azeroual, A., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Moelants, T. & Twongo, T.|
|Reviewer/s:||Snoeks, J., Tweddle, D., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Paugy, D., Zaiss, R., Fishar, M.R.A & Brooks, E.|
This species has a wide distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. It has also been assessed regionally as Least Concern for western Africa. Due to a lack of information on this species- distribution and status, as well as taxonomic uncertainty, it is listed as Data Deficient for eastern, northern and north eastern Africa. It is estimated that less than 5 % of the species is found in the central Africa region and it is therefore categorized as Not Applicable.
|Range Description:||This is a wide ranging species from Senegal to Ethiopia and Uganda.
Central Africa: It has been recorded from the Ubangui River basin, Central Congo River basin.
Eastern Africa: It is found in Lake Albert. Additional record of this species from Lake Kyoga by Copley in 1958 are not confirmed.
Northern Africa: The species has been recorded from Egypt (CLOFFA 1991) but this record is doubtful and needs to be confirmed.
Northeast Africa: It occurs in the White Nile from Khartoum into the Jebel and Ghazal systems, Sudan, as well as the Baro River, Ethiopia.
Western Africa: This species is known from basins of the Chad, Niger (including the Benue), Volta, Senegal, Gambia, Géba, Ouémé and Casamance.
Native:Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sudan; Togo; Uganda
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Synodontis nigrita is a benthopelagic and potamodromous species (Reide 2004). This species is oviparous (Breder and Rosen 1966).|
|Major Threat(s):||No information available.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available. More research is needed into this species population numbers and range, biology and ecology, habitat status and threats, as well as monitoring and potential conservation measures.|
|Citation:||Awaïss, A., Azeroual, A., Getahun, A., Lalèyè, P., Moelants, T. & Twongo, T. 2010. Synodontis nigrita. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.|
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