Coptodon bakossiorum

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Coptodon bakossiorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Coptodon[1]
Species: C. bakossiorum
Binomial name
Coptodon bakossiorum
(Stiassny, Schliewen & Dominey, 1992)

Coptodon bakossiorum is a critically endangered species of fish in the cichlid family. It is endemic to Lake Bermin in Cameroon. It is threatened by pollution and sedimentation from human activities, and potentially also by large emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the lake's bottom (compare Lake Nyos),[2] although Bermin is too shallow to contain very high amounts of this gas.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dunz, A.R. & Schliewen, U.K. (2013): Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as “Tilapia”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Available online 29 March 2013 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.015
  2. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Tilapia bakossiorum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 August 2007.
  3. ^ Freeth, S.J.; C.O. Ofoegbu; and K.M. Onuoha (1992). Natural Hazards in West and Central Africa, pp. 50—51. ISBN 978-3-663-05239-5