Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Percichthyidae

Scientific Name: Siniperca fortis
Species Authority: (Lin, 1932)
Coreoperca fortis Lin, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: The species requires taxonomic study as it may be synonymous with Siniperca obscura (Nichols 1943).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-21
Assessor(s): Zhao, H.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J., Cui, K., Zhou, W. & Chen, X.-Y.
Recorded from Guixhou Province and Guangxi Province, China. Scarce in the Pearl River, it is impacted elsewhere by, especially, overfishing, as well as by pollution and dam construction. The species is relatively widespread and given the lack of information on the species population trends, it is assessed as Data Deficient at present, and further research into the species population and the impact of known threats is required. More data may reveal the species to be threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from the Do Liu Jiang (Guixhou Province) and Rong Jiang, Guangxi Province, China. Recorded from the Pearl River, but seldom found.
Countries occurrence:
China (Guangxi, Guizhou)
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Population [top]

Population: It is rarely found in southern China, and is considered naturally scarce. There are no statistical figures on its quantity.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in slow flowing water with macrophytes; lays sticky eggs on aquatic plants. Carnivorous.
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Utilised in local and economic fisheries; high value and overfished.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats include overfishing, dams, as well as agrochemical and, urban and industrial pollution. Populations are declining as a result of these threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into the species taxonomy, populations trends, distribution, and threats is needed.

Citation: Zhao, H. 2011. Siniperca fortis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166074A6165568. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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