|Scientific Name:||Alestopetersius nigropterus|
|Species Authority:||Poll, 1967|
Hemigrammopetersius nigropterus (Poll, 1967)
Petersius hilgendorfi (non Boulenger, 1899)
Petersius leopodianus (non Boulenger, 1899)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(v) ver 3.1|
|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 only known from Lake Mai-N'dombe (Leopold II), which has a surface of 2,300 km². The use of small mesh size nets (mosquito nets) poses a threat to the population size. The species is therefore listed as Endangered.
|Range Description:||Alestopetersius nigropterus is only confirmed from Lake Mai 'N-Dombe. However recent records from the Lengoué River (AMNH) suggest this species has a wider distribution in middle Congo.|
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a pelagic species.|
|Major Threat(s):||In Lake Mai-N'Dombe, the use of small mesh size nets, mosquito nets are used as fishing nets. These nets are called caterpillar nets because they hold every species that is in the lake. Methane reservoirs discovered under the lake are expected to be exploited.|
|Conservation Actions:||None known.|
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).
|Citation:||Moelants, T. 2010. Alestopetersius nigropterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 July 2015.|
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