Neobola fluviatilis (Whitehead, 1962)

Athi sardine



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Engraulicypris fluviatilis Whitehead, 1962


Conservation Status


Last record: 1961

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Whitehead, P.J.P. 1962. Two new river fishes from eastern Kenya. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale `Giacomo Doria’, 73: 98-108.


Other references:

Bart, H.L., Schmidt, R.C., Nyingi, W.D. and Gathua, J. 2019. A new species of cyprinoid fish from the Tana River, Kenya (Actinopterygii: Danionidae). Zootaxa 4652(3): 533-543.

Lévêque, C. and Daget, J. 1984. Cyprinidae. In: J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds), Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Africa (CLOFFA I), pp. 217–342. ORSTOM, Paris, France and MRAC, Tervuren, Belgium.

Schmidt, R., Bart, H.L. & Nyingi, D. 2020. Neobola fluviatilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T167664496A47243356. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

Seegers, L., De Vos, L. and Okeyo, D.O. 2003. Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Kenya (excluding the lacustrine haplochromines from Lake Victoria). Journal of East African Natural History 92(1): 11-47.


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