Acrossocheilus beijiangensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Acrossocheilus beijiangensis
Species Authority: Wu & Lin, 1977
Acrossocheilus wenchowensis subspecies beijiangensis Wu & Lin, 1977

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-19
Assessor(s): Zhao, H. & Cui, K.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J., Zhou, W. & Chen, X.-Y.

The species is known from a number of areas of southwestern China and from Hong Kong. It is a naturally scarce fish, and whilst it is threatened by dams and pollution, it is assessed as Least Concern at present. Further research is required into the species current range and population status.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Recorded from southern China: Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong. Records are from Longjin He (river) and its river mouth, Weng Jiang(river), Bei Jiang, and Jian Jiang(river), Lianzhou, Yangshan, Gaoyao, Gaofeng of Guangdong Province.

Countries occurrence:
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan); Hong Kong
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Upper elevation limit (metres): 500
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Population [top]


Probably present in low numbers, and is declining as a result of the known threats.

Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

It inhabits streams and rivers with sandy rocky substrata and swiftly flowing waters.

Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Used in ornamental fish trade, and as a food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to the species include pollution (agriculture) and dams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No information available

Citation: Zhao, H. & Cui, K. 2011. Acrossocheilus beijiangensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166186A6188216. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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