Teramulus waterloti

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Atherinidae

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Teramulus waterloti

Teramulus waterloti is a chordate, or more specifically a ray-finned fish, in the Atherinidae family.

Teramulus waterloti is classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Teramulus waterloti's population trend was decreasing at last assessment, meaning its numbers are declining in the wild.

Species Authority: The species authority, or the name(s) of scientist(s) or person(s) who first described Teramulus waterloti is (Pellegrin, 1932) (IUCN Red List).

Country Distribution: Teramulus waterloti is found in the following countries:
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Teramulus waterloti: Freshwater (IUCN Red List).

Major Habitat(s): 5.1 Wetland - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (IUCN Red List).

Range: Endemic to Madagascar. (IUCN Red List).


Red List Category & Criteria: Teramulus waterloti is listed as EN B1ab(i,iii)+2ab(i,iii)    ver 3.1 (2001) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Teramulus waterloti's status was assessed in 2004 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Teramulus waterloti's Red List status was evaluated by Loiselle, P. & participants of the CBSG/ANGAP CAMP "Faune de Madagascar" workshop, Mantasoa, Madagascar 2001 (IUCN Red List).

Red List Evaluator: The Red List Evaluator for Teramulus waterloti is listed by IUCN as Stiassny, M.L.J., Sparks, J.S. (AMNH, New York) & Darwall, W (Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Programme) (IUCN Red List).

Red List Rational / Justification : Teramulus waterloti is listed by IUCN for the following: Teramulus waterloti previously was listed as Lower Risk, least concern. Improved information since then has resulted in the species being uplisted to Endangered.

The reported range of this species extends from the Ifasy River southwards to the Anjingo River. Prior to the mid 1990s this species had not been recorded from collections in decades. It is very patchily distributed over this region (extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are < 5,000 km and < 500 km, respectively). While the Anjingo subpopulations have to deal with both habitat degradation as well as exotic competitors and predators, the more northerly subpopulations currently do not. Despite the apparent lack of immediate threats to the subpopulations from basins to the north of the Anjingo River, the restricted EOO and number of known locations for this species, combined with the high degree of habitat degradation in the region, justifies its classification as Endangered. (IUCN Red List).

Red List History: Teramulus waterloti was listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1996 (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Teramulus waterloti:

Citations listed by IUCN

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (compilers and editors) 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Pellegrin, J. 1932c. Poissons de Madagascar recueillis par M. waterlot. Description d'une variete nouvelle. Bulletin de la Societe Zoologique de France 57:291-297.

Sparks, J.S. 2003e. Teramulus. In: S.M. Goodman and J.P. Benstead (eds), The Natural history of Madagascar, pp. 866-867. University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Teramulus waterloti (IUCN Red List).

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