Pterocryptis cochinchinensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Siluridae

Scientific Name: Pterocryptis cochinchinensis (Valenciennes, 1840)
genus species 2
Parasilurus cochinchinensis (Valenciennes, 1840)
Silurus cochinchinensis Valenciennes, 1840

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-08-13
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): The Anh, B.
Pterocryptis cochinchinensis 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:

Pterocryptis cochinchinensis has a Southeast Asia distibution. It is known from Pacific coastal drainages in southeastern China (e.g. Pearl River, Jiulongjiang and Minjiang) including Hainan island (Liu 1991, Chu et al. 1999), northern and Central Viet Nam (Ng and Freyhof 2001, Serov et al. 2006), the Nam Xam basin in Lao P.D.R. (Kottelat 2001), Myanmar (Oo 2002), Thailand (Survatti 1981), Cambodia and Malaysia (Kottelat 1985).

Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; China; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Pterocryptis cochinchinensis inhabits small rivers and streams, usually in slow running waters (Serov 2006). Feeds actively at night on small fish, crustaceans and insects.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Locally utilised for food in Viet Nam 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 unknown if there are any conservation measures in place for the species. Some research is recommended.

Citation: Huckstorf, V. 2012. Pterocryptis cochinchinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T166991A1160780. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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