Siniperca undulata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Percichthyidae

Scientific Name: Siniperca undulata
Species Authority: Fang & Chong, 1932

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened 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.
Relatively widely spread historically (Zheng 1989) in the Pearl River basin (Xi Jiang, Dong Jiang and Bei Jiang) in southern China. It has been impacted by overfishing and pollution but there are no data on population trends, and is considered Near Threatened, as its population decline is suspected to be close to meeting 30% over the past 10 years. Further investigation of species populations, distributions and threats is needed for this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is recorded from Guizhou, Guanxi and Gueangdong provinces; a widespread species in the Pearl River basin (Xi Jiang, Dong Jiang and Bei Jiang).
Countries occurrence:
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou)
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Population [top]

Population: Though the species widespread in China, the total population is not large, and it has been impacted by overfishing.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It preys on small fish, shrimps and aquatic insects. Found in upper sections of flowing rivers with stony bottoms
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: A highly prized food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Pollution and overfishing are the threats factors.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Zhao, H. 2011. Siniperca undulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166140A6182292. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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