|Scientific Name:||Oxyeleotris marmorata|
|Species Authority:||(Bleeker, 1852)|
Callieleotris platycephalus Fowler, 1934
Eleotris marmorata Bleeker, 1852
Gigantogobius jordani Fowler, 1905
|Taxonomic Notes:||Originally described as a member of Eleotris by Bleeker (1852). Transferred to Oxyleleotris by Bleeker (1874).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Conway, K.W. & Juffe Bignoli, D.|
The species has a wide distribution in southeast Asia and is considered Least Concern at present. It is highly utilised however and population trends should be monitored.
|Range Description:||Recorded from the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins in Thailand, Viet Nam, Lao PDR, Cambodia (including the Tonle Sap River and Lake, Stung Sen River), Malaysia (Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah), Philippines and Indonesia (Sumatra and Kalimantan). Record from Fiji needs confirmation. Also recorded from China (Hong Hong, but thought to be from a market), Taiwan, Province of China, and from Singapore.|
Native:Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Hong Kong; Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Singapore; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam
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|Population:||Little information is available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Occurs in various wetlands, including rivers, ponds, reservoirs, canals, swamps and flooded forests. It generally prefers areas of little or no water movement. Mainly found in freshwater but is also found in brackish environments.
Enters flooded forest (Roberts 1993). Feeds on small fishes, shrimps, aquatic insects, molluscs and crabs.
|Use and Trade:||Found in commercial and subsistence fisheries. Cultivated in aquaculture, and found in the aquarium trade. Considered a delicacy over much of eastern Asia. Exported fishes command a high price (Rainboth 1996). Frequently found in the aquarium trade.|
|Major Threat(s):||Likely to be impacted locally in parts of its range by pollution and overfishing.|
|Conservation Actions:||Further research into the species current population trends and the impact of threats is required.|
|Citation:||Allen, D.J. 2013. Oxyeleotris marmorata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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