Hemibarbus macracanthus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Hemibarbus macracanthus Lu, Luo & Chen, 1977
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-02-22
Assessor(s): Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D. & Rainboth, W.
The species is described from southern China, and is most likely present in northern Viet Nam, whilst records from Lao PDR and central Viet Nam require confirmation and are most likely misidentifications. The exact distribution of the species is not clear.  It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

The species is described from China where it is known from the Xijiang River in Guangxi Province. The presence of the species in adjacent parts of the upper Xijiang in Viet Nam is likely, whilst presence in the Hong River requires confirmation (Kottelat 2001).

The species has been recorded from Lao PDR in Phongsali Province (Nam Houn, at the confluence with the Nam Ou), and from central Viet Nam (Quang Binh Province; Ngo and Pham, undated), records that require confirmation.

Countries occurrence:
China (Guangxi)
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is found in the upper parts of rivers.
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is part of subsistence fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Without greater information on the species distribution and ecology, nothing can be inferred of its threats. But it is expected to be impacted by human activity (agricultural pollution, overfishing, habitat modification, introductions, etc.)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are in place. More research is needed to determine the taxonomy, distribution and ecology of this species.

Citation: Kottelat, M. 2012. Hemibarbus macracanthus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T166180A1117341. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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