Amblyceps foratum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Amblycipitidae

Scientific Name: Amblyceps foratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000
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: 2011-02-11
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Smith, K.
Although there is no information on the population and its trends for this species, it is still relatively abundant in hillstreams and the upper parts of river drainages throughout the northern part of the Malay Peninsula northwards from the Perak River drainage to the Isthmus of Kra (based on recent survey data). It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was described from Sungei Brang, a tributary of the Terengganu River in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia (Ng and Kottelat 2000). It is recorded  from the Perak River in the Malay Peninsula northwards to the Isthmus of Kra, the short coastal drainages in southeastern Thailand, and similar drainages in southwestern Cambodia. The species has often been misidentified as A. mangois—a species restricted to the Indian subcontinent—in earlier accounts.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population and its trends for this species. However, data from surveys in its known distribution indicate that it is a moderately abundant species in the hillstreams of the area.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:UnknownPopulation severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits rivers and streams with a moderate to swift current and a substrate of sand and rocks, and feeds on aquatic invertebrates.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not consumed for food, but is sporadically collected for the ornamental fish trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is no information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. The current threats to aquatic biodiversity in all of its known distribution have also not been adequately identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is insufficient information on the distribution, biology and potential threats for this species.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2012. Amblyceps foratum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181117A1700411. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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