Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Bagridae

Scientific Name: Hemibagrus macropterus
Species Authority: Bleeker, 1870

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-19
Assessor(s): Chen, X.-Y.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J., Zhao, H., Cui, K. & Zhou, W.
The species known form a number of river basins in southern China; Yangtze River, Zhu Jiang River, Ganjiang River and the Xiangjiang River. Although the species is harvested, it is not thought to be a threat at present, and it is assessed as Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from the Yangtze River, Zhu Jiang River, Ganjiang River and the Xiangjiang River of China. It is found in most areas of Fujiang, Guangdong, Jixiang, Hunan, Sichuan, Anhui, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hubei provinces.
Countries occurrence:
China (Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang)
Continuing decline in number of locations: No
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Population [top]

Population: Although no data exist on trends in  population size, it is believed that the population is stable at this time.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It it found in torrent rivers, in gravel areas. Found in both main channels and in tributaries.
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown
Congregatory: Congregatory (and dispersive)

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is a food for local people and in commercial fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Dams across the region may impact upon the species habitat through changes to the flow regime of the river; the species has been found after the construction of dams, so the degree of impact is uncertain (the species is not a long distance migrant). Pollution from agriculture, industry and urban areas are additional threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Fisheries management is needed.

Citation: Chen, X.-Y. 2011. Hemibagrus macropterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166202A6190063. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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