Phenacogrammus altus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Phenacogrammus altus
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1899)
Alestopetersius altus (Boulenger, 1899)
Alestopetersius nummifer (Boulenger, 1920)
Alestopetersius rochefoucauldi (Fowler, 1936)
Bathyaethiops altus (Boulenger, 1899)
Bathyaethiops nummifer (Boulenger, 1920)
Brachypetersius altus (Boulenger, 1899)
Hemigrammalestes altus (Boulenger, 1899)
Micralestes altus Boulenger, 1899
Micralestes altus Boulenger, 1899
Micralestes nummifer (Boulenger, 1920)
Micralestes rochefoucauldi Fowler, 1936
Petersius nummifer Boulenger, 1920
Phenacogrammus nummifer (Boulenger, 1920)
Phenacogrammus rochefoucauldi (Fowler, 1936)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-02-16
Assessor(s): Moelants, T.
Reviewer(s): Brummett, R., Mbe Tawe, A.N., Dening Touokong, C., Reid, G.M., Snoeks, J. Staissny, M., Moelants, T., Mamonekene, V., Ndodet, B., Ifuta, S.N.B., Chilala, A., Monsembula, R., Ibala Zamba, A., Opoye Itoua, O., Pouomogne, V., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Brachypetersius altus is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and from the Central Congo River basin.
Cameroon; Central African Republic; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a pelagic species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None known.

Bibliography [top]

Pan-Africa freshwater assessment references. Currently, full citations for references used in the Pan-Africa biodiversity assessments are unavailable on the Red List web site. These will be added to the site in 2011. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.3). Available at: (Accessed: 2 September 2010).

Citation: Moelants, T. 2010. Phenacogrammus altus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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