Hampala macrolepidota 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Hampala macrolepidota Kuhl & van Hasselt, 1823
Common Name(s):
English Hampala Barb
Capoeta macrolepidota Valenciennes, 1842
Heterolenciscus jullieni Sauvage, 1874
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: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-02-19
Assessor(s): Allen, D.J.
Reviewer(s): Conway, K.W. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
The species has a wide distribution and is without widespread threats, though research into its population trends and threats is needed. Assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from the Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, Brunei, Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak and Sabah) and Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sumatra and Java).
Countries occurrence:
Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia (Jawa, Kalimantan, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:Little information but apparently abundant in the Mekong and in the Nam Ngum Reservoir.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Occurs mainly in clear rivers or streams with running water and sandy to muddy bottoms; found in most water bodies except small creeks, torrents, and shallow swamps (Vidthayanon 2002). A migratory species (Hill and Hill 1994). Enters flooded forest.
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Included in commercial and local fisheries. Marketed fresh and processed. Commonly seen in markets and of economic importance.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Likely to be impacted locally in parts of its range by pollution and overfishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research is required on the species distribution, threats, population trends, habitat and ecology.

Citation: Allen, D.J. 2011. Hampala macrolepidota. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T181255A7665055. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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