Odontostilbe microcephala 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Characidae

Scientific Name: Odontostilbe microcephala
Species Authority: Eigenmann, 1907
Odontostilbe microcephalus Eigenmann, 1907

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 wide distribution and the lack of any known major threats across its range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic from the Pilcomayo River basin, in Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.
Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Paraguay
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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: O. microcephala is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. A high natural level of siltation occurs in the river. Over a historical time period, this means that the river is constantly moving laterally.  The species prefers slow flowing water.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats currently known to be affecting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Odontostilbe microcephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167751A6376836. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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