Overview

Comprehensive Description

A. hilgendorfi ZBK -

AMNH 240421, 3, 1 C&S;

  • Melanie L. J. Stiassny, Victor Mamonekene (2007): Micralestes (Characiformes, Alestidae) of the lower Congo River, with a description of a new species endemic to the lower Congo River rapids in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Zootaxa 1614, 17-29: 19-19, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:EFFDCA90-CD71-40DA-B0D1-5E2030D2D945
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Distribution

Range Description

Alestopetersius hilgendorfi is known from Pool Malebo (Stanley pool) and the Central Congo River basin.
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Africa: Central Congo basin in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo; doubtfully in coastal basins in Gabon and the Republic of Congo.
  • Paugy, D. 1984 Characidae. p. 140-183. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 5331)
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Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

10.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 1877))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A. hilgendorfi is a pelagic species.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Alestopetersius hilgendorfi

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Alestopetersius hilgendorfi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
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
Snoeks, J., Laleye, P., Moelants, T. & Contreras-MacBeath, T.

Reviewer/s
Snoeks, J., Collen, B., Darwall, W.R.T., Ram, M., Smith, K. & Allen, D.J.

Contributor/s

Justification
Assessed as Least Concern due to its large distribution, over a relatively pristine area, where there are no known major widespread threats.

History
  • 2009
    Least Concern
  • 2007
    Least Concern
    (IUCN 2009.2)
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Population

Population
Currently, there is a lack of detailed population numbers and the global trend is unknown.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats known to be currently affecting this species.
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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
There are no conservation measures or actions known.
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