Pterocryptis cucphuongensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Siluridae

Scientific Name: Pterocryptis cucphuongensis (Mai, 1978)
Silurus cucphuongensis
Taxonomic Notes: Described in Silurus by Mai (1978), and moved to Pterocryptis by Ng and Kottelat 1998).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-21
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Allen, D.
This species is presently assessed as Data Deficient do to the lack of information regarding its ecology, distribution, and population trends.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is only known from the Song Iuong drainage, Cuc Phuong, Thanh Hoa Province, in northeastern Viet Nam (Ng and Freyhof 2001).
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:UnknownPopulation severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits streams with a moderate to swift current and a substrate of sand/rocks.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is possibly used in artisanal fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is no information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. Being a hillstream species, this species is expected to be vulnerable to anthropogenic habitat disturbance (e.g. siltation caused by deforestation).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is insufficient information on the distribution, biology and potential threats for this species. The species was described from Cuc Phuong National Park.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2012. Pterocryptis cucphuongensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180717A1655250. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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