Creagrutus paralacus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Characidae

Scientific Name: Creagrutus paralacus Harold & Vari, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Reis, R & Lima, F.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Assessed as Least Concern because of the lack of threats acting on this species. It does have a restricted range in an area with heavy pollution and habitat degradation. Therefore monitoring of this species should take place.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in southern and southeastern tributaries to Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. These tributaries drain into an area of 20,960 kmĀ².
Countries occurrence:
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:This species has a stable population trend at present.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:C. paralacus is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Due to the small nature of the streams in which the species occurs, it is likely that a good proportion of habitat remains intact enough to support this species. Even considering the extent of disturbance (heavy pollution and habitat degradation) in the Lake Maraciabo basin, the species is likely not to have suffered unduly. Creagrutus species are relatively resilient to habitat modification.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place and research into the population trends are required.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Creagrutus paralacus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167647A6362377. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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