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Citharidium ansorgii

Citharidium ansorgii
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Citharidium

Boulenger, 1902
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C. ansorgii
Binomial name
Citharidium ansorgii[1]
Boulenger, 1902

Citharidium ansorgii is a species of lutefish found in the Niger River basin in Nigeria and also reported from Cameroon. It is the only member of its genus. Its conservation status is least concern. The only known threats which could negatively affect the population of this species are oil studies in the Lower Delta and potential impact of the invasive water hyacinth in the inland delta.[2]

The average length of unsexed males is about 58.6 cm (23 in). The heaviest recorded specimen of this species weighed 20 pounds.[3]

C. ansorgii can be found in fresh water at demersal water depths, in tropical climates.[3] This species is known for migrating upstream for spawning.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Citharidium ansorgii". Animal Diversity. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Citharidium ansorgii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Citharidium ansorgii". Fish Base. Retrieved 16 February 2013.

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