Yunnanilus brevis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Yunnanilus brevis (Boulenger, 1893)
Eonemachilus brevis (Boulenger, 1893)
Nemacheilus brevis Boulenger, 1893
Nemachilus brevis Boulenger, 1893
Noemacheilus brevis (Boulenger, 1893)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Y. brevis has been assessed as Vulnerable do to an estimated Extent of Occurrence of less than 20,000 km², the fact that this species is only found in one location, and the continuing decline in the water quality of Inle Lake.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Y. brevis is known only from Inle Lake (approximately 120 km²) and the nearby He-Ho plain in the Southern Shan States, Myanmar. The outlet of Inle Lake disappears into the ground at some distance from the lake; it is thought that it's waters finally reach a tributary of the Salween River (Kottelat and Chu 1988).
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Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:The population details are presently unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Y. brevis is a demersal species found in still and slow running waters; it occurs in a shallow lake, with dense bottom and floating vegetation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Akaishi et al (2006) analysed water quality in Inle Lake and found it to be eutrophic. Concentrations of PO4-P, NO²-N, NO³-N and coliform bacteria were relatively high, which could be a result of domestic and agriculture uses; both tourism and agriculture are increasing in the area.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently known to be in action at habitat or species level.

Citation: Jenkins, A., Kullander, F.F. & Tan, H.H. 2009. Yunnanilus brevis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169518A6641462. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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