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 central Africa. In western Africa, it is assessed as Near Threatened.
Procatopus similis is found in coastal rivers and brooks, mainly in the streaming parts on sedimentary soil. It is benthopelagic, non-migratory species. Procatopus similis is found in coastal plain rainforests and secondary forests. It is not a seasonal killifish. Procatopus similis is difficult to maintain in aquarium (Huber 1996).
The range of this species is partly included within the Korup National Park in Cameroon. More information is needed on this species population range and numbers, as well as biology and ecology. Population trends should be monitored, and habitat conservation is required.
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: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 2 September 2010).
Lalèyè, P., Moelants, T. & Olaosebikan, B.D. 2010. Procatopus similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T181666A7701024. . Downloaded on 27 May 2016.
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