Nemacheilus banar 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Nemacheilus banar Freyhof & Serov, 2001

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2acd; D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-08-10
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V. & Freyhof, J.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M., Vidthayanon, C., Parenti, L. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
The species is known only from a small area and a strong decline in the abundance of this species has been observed in the last ten years (2000 to 2009). Dams construction, over-fishing and infrastructure construction have been reported as threats to this species. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable, although further survey should be undertaken to confirm the current distribution of the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is presently known from headwaters of the River Ba, which drains to the Vietnamese coast and enters the sea in Tuy Hoa, and River Sesan, a tributary of the Sekong, itself a tributary of the Mekong, in central Viet Nam (Freyhof and Serov 2001). It probably occurs also in the headwaters of the River Sekong in Lao P.D.R.
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
Additional data:
Number of Locations:2-5
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Population [top]

Population:In the last ten years (2000 to 2009), a strong decline in the abundance of the species of at least 30% was observed (J. Freyhof  pers. comm 2010) within its distribution range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Yes
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Usually found in small rivers and streams, prefers riffles with fast water and gravel and boulder bottom. Juveniles were also recorded from sandy substratum in moderate current.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Probably used as food fish by local people.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Local subsistence fishing is potentially a threat to this species. Dams, pollution and infrastructure construction in the area also impact the species habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures at place.

Citation: Huckstorf, V. & Freyhof, J. 2011. Nemacheilus banar. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T181119A7660347. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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