Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Acrossocheilus yunnanensis
Species Authority: (Regan, 1904)
Barbus yunnanensis Regan, 1904

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
A. yunnanensis has been assessed as Least Concern because, although locally threatened, the species has a relatively wide range, and population declines are not thought to be large enough to reach the threshold for a Threatened or Near Threatened assessment.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: A. yunnanensis is found in the upper reaches of the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River and the Xiajiang (West) River, and in the lakes in the eastern part of Yunnan province.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Detailed population information is lacking for this species however it is decreasing.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A. yunnanensis is a benthopelagic species which inhabits rivers and lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A. yunnanensis is locally threatened, for example in lake Dianchi, which is heavily polluted from both domestic and industrial sources. Bycatch is also a potential threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if there are any conservation measures in place or needed.

Citation: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. 2009. Acrossocheilus yunnanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T166084A6168678. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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