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Gastromyzon lepidogaster

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES BALITORIDAE

Scientific Name: Gastromyzon lepidogaster
Species Authority: Roberts, 1982

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
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)
Justification:
Assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information regarding this species current status, exact distribution, habitat and ecology. There are a number of threats to habitats in northern Borneo, but further data is required to determine how G. lepidogaster is affected by such threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to northern Borneo.
Countries:
Native:
Brunei Darussalam; Indonesia; Malaysia
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Population [top]

Population: Information on the population numbers and trend are unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: G. lepidogaster is a benthopelagic species, which inhabits riffles.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are numerous threats to habitats in northern Borneo; including deforestation and conversion of land for large agricultural projects, which is likely to result in increased soil erosion and sediment in rivers and streams.

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. Gastromyzon lepidogaster. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 September 2014.
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