Glossolepis incisus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Allen, G.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:G. incisus is endemic to Lake Sentani and its tributaries.
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.

Bibliography [top]

Allen, G. 1996. In litt.

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Allen, G. 1996. Glossolepis incisus. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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