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Acrochordonichthys septentrionalis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES AKYSIDAE

Scientific Name: Acrochordonichthys septentrionalis
Species Authority: Ng & Ng, 2001
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described from material collected from the Khwae Noi River (part of the Mae Klong River drainage in western Thailand) and the Pahang River drainage in Peninsular Malaysia (Ng and Ng 2001).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-12-17
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Smith, K.
Justification:
There is insufficient information about the geographic distribution and population size of this species for an accurate assessment and it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from the Mae Klong River drainage in western Thailand and the Pahang River drainage in the central part of the Malay Peninsula; it may also be found in the Bernam River drainage in the western part of the Malay Peninsula (Ng and Ng 2001). It has not been recorded from river systems between the Pahang/Bernam river drainages and the upper Mae Klong River drainage; this is either due to the lack of suitable habitats or to sampling inadequacy.
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the population and its trends for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No information on the habitat of this species is available from the original description, but based on the biology of other congeners in the region, this species is likely to inhabit fast-flowing rivers and a sandy/rocky/muddy substrate (H.H. Ng pers. comm. 2010).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized as a food fish (although it may be caught as bycatch), neither is it collected for the ornamental fish trade.

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. The current threats to aquatic biodiversity in all of its known distribution have also not been adequately identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More information on the distribution, biology, population size and trends, and the current and potential threats to this species is needed.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2012. Acrochordonichthys septentrionalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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