Sinobdella sinensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Sinobdella sinensis
Species Authority: (Bleeker, 1870)
Mastacembelus sinensis (Bleeker, 1870)
Ophidium aculeatum Basilewsky, 1855
Rhynchobdella sinensis Bleeker, 1870

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-08-15
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Smith, K.
Contributor(s): The Anh, B.
Sinobdella sinensis has been assessed as Least Concern as this species has a large distribution and there are no known major widespread threats to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Sinobdella sinensis is widely spread in East and Southeast Asia. It is known from the Pacific coastal drainages in China, Taiwan, northern and Central Viet Nam (Kottelat and Lim 1994, Kottelat 2001, Nguyen 2005). 

China; Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the species population.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Recorded from rivers. Feeds on larva, insects, worms and crustaceans.

Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Used in some local fisheries, but has low economic value.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available on the threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Huckstorf, V. 2012. Sinobdella sinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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