Nemacheilus selangoricus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Nemacheilus selangoricus Duncker, 1904
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.
Taxonomic Notes: Records of N. selangoricus from Borneo are misidentifications.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-07-06
Assessor(s): Juffe Bignoli, D.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Allen, D.
This species has been recorded from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore where it is found in moderate to fast flowing forest streams. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment expected. As so little is known about this species, it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is recorded from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. In Indonesia it has been recorded from Sumatra, Bangka and Belitung islands. In the Malay Peninsula it extends northwards to Trang and Songkhla in Thailand. A single record from Sabah, but identification needs confirmation, and is likely a misidentification.
Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:This species is widespread although population trends have not been studied.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits moderates to fast flowing forest streams, with clear water and sand-gravel substrate.
Movement patterns:Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Utilised in the aquarium fish trade.

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 expected (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are in place. Parts of the range of the species are in protected areas. Research is needed into the species threats, distribution, and population trends.

Citation: Juffe Bignoli, D. 2012. Nemacheilus selangoricus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180813A1665686. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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