Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Maximum TL was recorded at 5.2 cm (Ref. 7094). Occurs in running water with vegetation (Ref. 28714).
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Distribution

Range Description

This species is now only found within the Nile basin in Sudan.

Northern Africa: It used to be found from Beni Suef, Luxor and Aswan, but is now Regionally Extinct.

Northeast Africa: It is known in the Bahr el Jebel system, White and Blue Niles, and Nile, Sudan.
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Africa: Nile basin.
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Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 47 mm SL
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Max. size

4.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7094))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in marginal vegetation, in flowing water. Picks small insects and other invertebrates from plant surfaces.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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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
Azeroual, A.

Reviewer/s
Kraiem, M. & Smith, K.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is known from about eight locations but is expected to have a wide distribution along the Nile, and it is therefore assessed as Least Concern. Its distribution is poorly explored, with only one recent record. It used to be found from Beni Suef, Luxor and Aswan regions of the Nile in Egypt. However it was probably exirpated due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam in 1970.
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Population

Population
This is a rare species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
No information available.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No information available.
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