There is a continuing decline in the area of occupancy (previously the species was recorded from three rivers and more recently from only two (Buden et al. 2001)), in the area and quality of habitat, and in the number of locations in which the species is found (now two).
Catalog Number: USNM 322473
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Maciolek & J. Ford
Year Collected: 1982
Locality: Ponape, Nanpil River, Transect Above Reservoir., Pohnpei, Micronesia, Caroline Islands
- Paratype: Parenti, L. R. & Maciolek, J. A. 1994. Bulletin of Marine Science. 53 (3): 964.
Habitat and Ecology
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
The species is listed as Endangered.
The 17 type specimens were found in the Nanpil-Kiepw river in 1982. In 2001, no specimens were found in the Nanpil-Kiepw river. One specimen was found in the Senipehn River at 92 m.
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