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Puntius lateristriga

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Puntius lateristriga
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English T-Barb, Spanner Barb
Synonym(s):
Barbus lateristriga Valenciennes in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1842
Systomus lateristriga (Valenciennes, 1842) 

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-27
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Smith, K.
Justification:
Puntius lateristriga is a widespread species with no known major threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has a very wide distribution in southeast Asia. It is recorded in numerous river drainages from the Malay Peninsula (Peninsular Thailand river systems; presence in the Maeklong is uncertain (C. Vidthayanon pers. comm. 2011)) to Indonesia (Java, Sumatra (Batavia, Buitenzorg, Tjampea, Sadingwetan, Tjipanas; Roberts 1989) and Kalimantan (Kapuas River)) and Sarawak.

The species is recorded from the Mekong drainage in Thailand (Vidthayanon et al. 1997), however this requires confirmation.
Countries:
Native:
Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak); Singapore; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: This species is locally common. The status of the population in Java is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in forested submontane to hill streams and waterfalls with clear water, sandy gravel or rocky boulder bottoms (Roberts 1989).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is popular in the aquarium trade, and is locally consumed in households.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation is a threat in parts of the species' range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Puntius lateristriga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 July 2014.
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