|Scientific Name:||Anabarilius macrolepis Yih & Wu, 1964|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Allen, D.J., Zhao, H., Cui, K. & Chen, X.-Y.|
Considered to have gone extinct when the Yilong Lake dried up as a result of water abstraction for agriculture in 1981. The species was surveyed for in 1983 and 1984, but was not found, and recent surveys by the Kunming Institute of Technology have also not found the species (W. Zhou pers. comm. 2011).
Only known from Yilong Lake in Yunnan Province.
Regionally extinct:China (Yunnan)
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|Population:||Considered to have gone extinct in 1981 because the Yilong Lake dried (for 20 days) up as a result of water abstraction for agriculture in the 1970-80s. The species was surveyed for in 1983 and 1984, but was not found, and recent surveys by the Kunming Institute of Technology have also not found the species (W. Zhou pers comm. 2011).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Pelagic fish; freshwater lake.|
|Use and Trade:||Was used as food in the past.|
|Major Threat(s):||The water level of the lake declined since the 1950s. In 1981 the lake completely dried up (for about 20 days) as a result of water abstraction for agriculture. The lake is also polluted by increased organic pollution caused by sedimentation from the surrounding catchment.|
|Conservation Actions:||Survey should be undertaken to confirm absence.|
|Citation:||Zhou, W. 2011. Anabarilius macrolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166049A6178632.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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