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

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THREATENED FISHES OF THE WORLD: Coptodon walteri (Thys van den Audenaerde 1968) (Perciformes: Cichlidae)Konan, F. K., Olive Doffou, R. J., Bony, Y. K., Aliko, G. N., Assemian, E. N.Keywords:
tilapia waltericichlidnear threatenedwest africa

Volume: 74
Issue: 2
Pages: 84 - 86

Summary

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.