Puntius rhombeus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Puntius rhombeus
Species Authority: Kottelat, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-03
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Smith, K.
This common fish has a wide distribution and and is found in a range of habitats. Whilst its threats are not known, it is not considered likely to be threatened across its range, and it is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is very widespread in mainland Southeast Asia in the lower Mekong (from Lao PDR to the delta in Viet Nam, and in the Dong Nai River, southern Viet Nam; Freyhof et al. 2000), and in tributaries (e.g., the Xe Kong and the Xe Bang Fai in Lao PDR; Kottelat 1998, 2011), the Chao Phraya and Mae Khlong basins (Thailand), and the Malay Peninsula north of isthmus of Kra. The species has also been recorded from south-central Viet Nam in the Duc My River, Khanh Hoa province (Herder and Freyhof 2006).
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland)); Singapore; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common in suitable habitats.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits streams and marshlands from lowland to submontane areas.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is occasionally seen in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required at present.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Puntius rhombeus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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