|Scientific Name:||Schistura bucculenta (Smith, 1945)|
Noemacheilus bucculentus Smith, 1945
|Taxonomic Notes:||Many records of this species are misidentifications on the sole presence of 'swollen cheeks'. This in fact is a character shared with large adults of several species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Juffe Bignoli, D.|
|Reviewer(s):||Kottelat, M. & Allen, D.|
The species is widely distributed in the Mekong basin in northern Lao PDR (Nam Ou, Nam Tha, northern Xaignabuli) and northern Thailand. Its ecology and population size are unknown. Due to its relatively wide distribution range, this species is listed as Least Concern.
This species has been recorded in the Mekong basin, in the Nam Ou and Nam Tha drainages and northern Xaignabouli Province in Lao PDR, and in adjacent drainages in northern Thailand. A record from Yunnan, China (Zhu 1995) is based on misidentifications (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011). The species has been recorded in Thailand from the Mekong River; the record from Phrae (Monkolprasit et al. 1997) requires confirmation and is not included here.
Native:Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand
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|Population:||Population size and trends are unknown. May be locally abundant.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
Observed in streams and forest creeks with moderate to fast water, over gravel to stone substrate.
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||
This species is utilized as part of local subsistence fisheries (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).
Anthropogenic modification of river morphology impacts this species by reducing or interrupting fast water flow. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures in place.|
|Citation:||Juffe Bignoli, D. 2012. Schistura bucculenta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181049A1692747.Downloaded on 15 October 2018.|
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