Poropuntius opisthoptera 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Poropuntius opisthoptera (Wu, 1977)
Barbodes opisthoptera Wu, 1977
Barbodes opisthopterus Wu, 1977

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
The species is only known from the type locality, where plans for a series of dams pose a potential future threat. More information is needed on the species ecology and distribution before a full assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:P. opisthoptera is known from the type locality, on the Nujiang (Salween River) system in Yunnan, China.
Countries occurrence:
China (Yunnan)
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Population [top]

Population:Population information is lacking for this species and needs to be studied.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:P. opisthoptera is a benthopelagic species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): A series of dams have been proposed for the Salween River, however the impacts of these on P. opisthoptera are unknown..

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. 2009. Poropuntius opisthoptera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169588A6649199. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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