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Schistura magnifluvis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Schistura magnifluvis Kottelat, 1990

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-07-08
Assessor(s): Juffe Bignoli, D.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Allen, D.
Justification:
This species is only known from the Mekong basin in Lao PDR and Thailand, from Nam Heung to Xe Don drainages. Found in a variety of habitats, from streams to main river Mekong. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occur throughout the species range, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment, however, considering its large EOO it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known from the middle Mekong basin in Lao PDR and Thailand, from the Nam Heung to the Xe Don drainages (Rainboth 1996, Kottelat 1990, 2001). Probably present in other localities in the middle Mekong, including the upland stretch in eastern Cambodia.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Observed in streams and rivers (including Mekong mainstream), with moderate to fast water, over a variety of substrate, from mud to stone.
Systems:Freshwater
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is utilized as part of local subsistence fisheries (M. Kottelat per. comm. 2011).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Anthropogenic modification of river morphology impacts this species by reducing or interrupting fast water flow. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Juffe Bignoli, D. 2012. Schistura magnifluvis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180723A1655947. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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