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Glossolepis incisus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII ATHERINIFORMES MELANOTAENIIDAE

Scientific Name: Glossolepis incisus
Species Authority: Weber, 1907
Common Name(s):
English Red Rainbowfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Allen, G.
History:
1994 Rare (Groombridge 1994)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: G. incisus is endemic to Lake Sentani and its tributaries.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Papua)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The freshwater lake habitat is approximately 30 km long and 2-5 km wide.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The human population around the lake is increasing and was estimated at around 25,000 in 1996. The resultant pollution from domestic waste entering the lake is threatening the species living there. A further threat comes from the introduction of exotic species into the habitat, including carp, tilapia, walking catfish, barbs, and gouramies.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Glossolepis incisus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.
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