Liobagrus nigricauda


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Liobagrus nigricauda
Species Authority: Regan, 1904

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
L. nigricauda has been assessed as Endangered because it has a restricted range; this species is only found in one location, a lake of approximately 300 km² with continuing decline in the quality of the habitat of L. nigricauda.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: L. nigricauda is endemic to China, and is found only in Lake Dianchi, Yunnan Province. The lake is approximately 300 km².
China (Yunnan)
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Population [top]

Population: Population information is lacking for this species and needs to be studied.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: L. nigricauda is a benthopelagic species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): An explosion in the human population around Lake Dianchi beginning in the 1950s has caused high levels of water pollution, from both industry and human settlement. There was also extensive land reclamation at this time.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In 1996 this species was assessed as EN B1 + 2c.

Citation: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. 2009. Liobagrus nigricauda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 July 2015.
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