Overview

Comprehensive Description

Clepticus africanus ZBK Heiser, Moura & Robertson, 2000

UFBA 02798 (1 specimen) from Diogo Vaz. Afonso et al. (1999) noted the presence of an undescribed Clepticus ZBK at SãoTomé . The species was later described by Heiser et al. (2000) with specimens from SãoTomé . It is a common shore fish not only at SãoTomé but also at Príncipe . J. Laborel (pers. comm. to PW) stated that it is also common at Annobón Island.

  • Peter Wirtz, Carlos Eduardo L. Ferreira, Sergio R. Floeter, Ronald Fricke, Joao Luiz Gasparini, Tomio Iwamoto, Luiz Rocha, Claudio L. S. Sampaio, Ulrich K. Schliewen (2007): Coastal Fishes of Sao Tome and Principe islands, Gulf of Guinea (Eastern Atlantic Ocean) - an update. Zootaxa 1523, 1-48: 14-14, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:2202520B-A3E7-492D-A932-14463CD6DAF9
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Distribution

Range Description

This species was recorded only from Sao Tome, in the Gulf of Guinea.
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Eastern Atlantic: islands of the Gulf of Guinea.
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Northeast Atlantic: North coast of Sao Tomé.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Clepticus africanus Heiser et al.
Catalog Number: USNM 361244
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): D. Robertson
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Bahia Azul, Sao Tome, Off North Coast, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe, Atlantic
Depth (m): 5 to 15
  • Paratype: Heiser, J. B., et al. 2000. Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 4 (2): 69.
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Holotype for Clepticus africanus Heiser et al.
Catalog Number: USNM 361243
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): D. Robertson
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Bahia Azul, Sao Tome, Off North Coast, Sao Tome Island, Sao Tome and Principe, Atlantic
Depth (m): 5 to 15
  • Holotype: Heiser, J. B., et al. 2000. Aqua: Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 4 (2): 69.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is a pelagic schooling wrasse similar to C.parrae, and is a semi-pelagic feeder. It is found in rocky reef and rocky shores. Depth information is unknown, but likely occurs from the surface to at least 10 m.

Systems
  • Marine
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Environment

demersal; marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Choat, J.H. & Rocha, L.

Reviewer/s
Liu, M. & Carpenter, K.E.

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Justification
This species is only known from Sao Tome, and although it is considered common, there is no information on population, depth range, biology or ecology, or impact of potential major threats for the species. It is listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There is no population information available for this species. This species is common.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats known for this species.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no species specific conservation measures in place. However, more research is needed on the population status, range and depth, biology and ecology of the species.
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