Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Leptocypris lujae is known from the Pool Malebo (Stanley Pool) and from the lower, central and upper Congo River basin. It has not been found in the upper Lualaba and Mweru-Luapula-Bangweulu system.
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Africa: lower Congo River (Ref. 42510) up to the Lualaba (Ref. 45434), including the Ubangi and Sankuru, in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Central African Republic.
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Central Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 155 mm TL
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Max. size

15.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 2801))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Leptocypris lujae is a benthopelagic and predatory species.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Leptocypris lujae

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Moelants, T.

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.

Contributor/s

Justification
The species is widespread or without major threats throughout the Central Africa assessment region and is assessed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
None known.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
None known.
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