Near Threatened Fishes of the World: Malapterurus teugelsi Norris, 2002 (Siluriformes: Malapteruridae)

Felix Koffi KONAN, Charles Koffi BOUSSOU, Yves Kotchi BONY, Mexmin Koffi KONAN, Edia Oi EDIA, Boubacar DIALLO


Malapterurus teugelsi Norris, 2002, an endemic electric catfishes of the Kogon River Basin in Guinea, is assessed as Near Threatened due to its restricted distribution area, fishing pressure, mining activities, loss of habitats and aquatic pollution. This fish has a high cultural representation in the folklore of the local population. Moreover, in addition to its very limited distribution, very little information exists on its reproductive biology and its food ecology. Therefore, singular care must be paid to it for its conservation.

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