Varicorhinus leleupanus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Varicorhinus leleupanus Matthes, 1959

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ntakimazi, G.
Reviewer(s): Snoeks, J. (Freshwater Fish Red List Authority) & Darwall, W. (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme)
Endemic to Rusizi river and some other streams inflowing into the northern end Lake Tanganyika. Small population inferred as very rare in fisheries catches. Less than 5 locations. Threatened by sedimentation and water turbidity due to erosion on the watershed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to the northern end of lake Tanganyika and the Rusizi River.
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Population [top]

Population:A rare species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in both deep and flowing waters where it feeds on varied benthic food items including, insects, ostracods and worms.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water turbidity due to erosion of river basins.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ntakimazi, G. 2006. Varicorhinus leleupanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61271A12456339. . Downloaded on 21 May 2018.
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