Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Characidae

Scientific Name: Charax macrolepis
Species Authority: (Kner, 1858)
Epicyrtus macrolepis Kner, 1858

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 due to its fairly wide distribution and the lack of any known widespread threats to the species or the area in which it is distributed.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Guaporé River basin and in the upper Madeira River drainage, Brazil.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Charax species are generally relatively common.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. macrolepis is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. The species occur in big streams, rivers and lagoons.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The river basin is deforested in certain areas, but still maintains a biodiverse assemblage of fish.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Charax macrolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167732A6374201. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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