Mystacoleucus chilopterus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Mystacoleucus chilopterus Fowler, 1935
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.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-02-25
Assessor(s): Rainboth, W.
Reviewer(s): Ng, H.H. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Fisher, J.
The species is known from the mainstream Mekong along the Laos-Thai border, including the Korat Plateau in Thailand. It occurs in large numbers and is not thought to have significant threats at present, and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known from the mainstream Mekong along the Laos-Thai border, including the Korat Plateau in Thailand, from where it was described. It has not been seen in Cambodia (W. Rainboth, pers. comm. 2011). It has been recorded in very small numbers from the Khone Falls region, but probably does not occur bellow the falls. ICEM (2010) suggests that the species may possibly present in Yunnan.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:No information available.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in the mainstream, and major tributaries. Migratory habits, if any, are unknown.

Dominant presence at Khone falls during dry season, exhibit small peak in beginning of rainy season (Baran et al. 2005).
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Only found in subsistence fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Whilst there are at least two potential dams in the lower parts of the species known range. Whilst they are not at present considered a major threat, Amornsakchai et al. (2000) found that the species has not been seen in the vicinity of the Pak Mun dam on the Mun River in Thailand since the dam was completed, and further research is required.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research required into the species threats and distribution.

Citation: Rainboth, W. 2012. Mystacoleucus chilopterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T180988A1685679. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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