Short communication, Note

THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Coptodon walteri (Thys van den Audenaerde 1968) (Perciformes: Cichlidae)

2016, 74 (2)   p. 84-86

Felix Koffi Konan, Richard Jean Olive Doffou, Yves Kotchi Bony, Gustave N’guessan Aliko, Emmanuel N’guessan Assemian


Coptodon walteri Thys van den Audenaerde 1968, an endemic cichlid of Ivory Coast and Liberia, is assessed as Near Threatened due to fishing pressure, and loss of habitats and aquatic pollution as a result of extensive clandestine gold mining in the bed of the Cavally River. There is an immediate need for developing conservation and management plans for this species.


tilapia walteri, cichlid, near threatened, west africa


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