Overview

Distribution

Range Description

C. maurus has been found in almost all coastal rivers, from the Senegal to the Pra (Ghana). It also occurs in estuaries and lagoons.
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Africa: Senegal and Pra (Ghana). Reported from rivers of Côte d'Ivoire (Ref. 272), Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia (Ref. 13331).
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Western Africa.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 510 mm SL
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Max. size

51.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 3236))
  • Risch, L.M. 1986 Bagridae. p. 2-35. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ISNB, Brussels; MRAC, Tervuren; and ORSTOM, Paris. Vol. 2. (Ref. 3236)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This is a demersal fish of 51.0 cm SL

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); freshwater
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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Migration

Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
  • Riede, K. 2004 Global register of migratory species - from global to regional scales. Final Report of the R&D-Projekt 808 05 081. Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, Bonn, Germany. 329 p. (Ref. 51243)
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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
Lalèyè, P.

Reviewer/s
Entsua-Mensah, M., Darwall, W. & Smith, K.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species has a wide distribution with no known major widespread threats.
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Population

Population
No available data.

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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