Poropuntius normani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Poropuntius normani Smith, 1931
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: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-14
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Allen, D.
Locally common to uncommon in its suitable habitats including within protected areas, although some threats have been identified, Poropuntius normani is not widely threatened. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is widely distributed from the eastern slopes of the Gulf of Thailand (from the upper Bang Pakong basin) to eastern Thailand and western Cambodian coastal drainages. Also known from the lower and upper Xe Kong drainage in Lao PDR (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011), and with records from Viet Nam (River Duc My, in the foothills of central Viet Nam (Herder and Freyhof 2006) and from the Thua Thien Hue Province (Vo et al. 2006).
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand; Viet Nam
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):20
Upper elevation limit (metres):150
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Population [top]

Population:Locally common in all suitable habitats, many of its habitats are in protected areas.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits submintane to hill streams and waterfalls.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Locally consumed in households and occasionally found in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation and stream degradation are the main threats to this fish, but not considered significant at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Parts of the range of the species are in protected areas.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Poropuntius normani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180643A1646730. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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