Rasbora ennealepis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Rasbora ennealepis Roberts, 1989
Taxonomic Source(s): Kottelat, M. 2013. The fishes of the inland waters of southeast Asia: a catalogue and core bibiography of the fishes known to occur in freshwaters, mangroves and estuaries. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 27: 1-663.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) 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)
Assessed as Vulnerable due to its restricted Extent of Occurrence, which is 10,189 km². This is considered to be less than ten locations as a few threatening events could rapidly affect all individuals in the population. R. ennealepis is currently threatened by a decline in habitat quality, as a result of habitat degradation and water pollution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:R. ennealepis is found in western Borneo, in tributaries of the Sungai Pinoh, within the Kapuas River basin (Roberts 1989). The Sungai Pinoh River basin covers an area of 10,189 km².
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Kalimantan)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1-10
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:R. ennealepis is a benthopelagic species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): In the last ten years, illegal gold mining in the Kapuas River basin has increased dramatically, and as a result, the Kapuas River is experiencing environmental problems due to poor mining practices. One of these problems is the increase of mercury pollution in the Kapuas River (Adijaya and Yamashita 2004). It is likely that other rivers in the Kapuas basin are also affected. So far, efforts to prevent water pollution and environmental destruction in the basin have failed, and the damage continues (Adijaya and Yamashita 2004). In addition, freshwater habitats in Kalimantan are threatened by deforestation, conversion of land to agriculture, overfishing, the introduction of exotics and the aquaculture industry (WWF 2006).

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. Rasbora ennealepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169560A6647626. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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