Schistura novemradiata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Schistura novemradiata Kottelat, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-01-19
Assessor(s): Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Gibson, C. & Allen, D.J.

The species is known from a single locality in the upper Nam Tha watershed, where it was found in small creeks in 1999. Based on how little is known about this species, it is assessed as Data Deficient, and further research is needed to confirm the species distribution, ecology, and the impacts of threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is known from a single locality in the upper Nam Tha watershed, Lao PDR (Kottelat 2000).

Countries occurrence:
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Additional data:
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Population [top]


Only known from a survey carried out in 1999 and it has not been observed again, as no further research has taken place (Kottelat 2000).

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Observed in a small creek, over gravel to stone substrate.


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is utilized as part of local subsistence fisheries (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment  expected (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011). A hydropower dam is proposed on the lower Nam Tha, however impacts are uncertain.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation actions are known. The impact of threats requires research.

Citation: Kottelat, M. 2012. Schistura novemradiata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181038A1691644. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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