Freshly collected adult
Freshly collected adult of Coptodon deckerti at Lake Ejagham [Cameroon].Photo by Adrian Indermaur. (03-Mar-2017). determiner Anton Lamboj

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Coptodonini

Genus
Coptodon

Status
valid


Curator

Published:

Last updated on:
29-Jan-2012

Coptodon deckerti (Thys Van Den Audenaerde, 1967)


Original description as Tilapia deckerti:

ZooBank:3C47B6CC-BA16-49BF-BADD-664DFC518D0D.

cares

Conservation: Coptodon deckerti is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010). The species habitat is in risk from oil plantations and slash and burn agriculture leading to sedimentation and pollution in the lake. There is also a potential threat from the lake 'burping' CO2. C. deckerti is endemic to a very restricted habitat where potential changes in surrounding land use may critically damage Lake Ejagham environment.

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