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Schistura geisleri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Schistura geisleri Kottelat, 1990

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-07-07
Assessor(s): Juffe Bignoli, D.
Reviewer(s): Kottelat, M. & Allen, D.
Justification:
The species is known from Thailand where it has been collected in the upper reaches of the Chao Phraya basin (upper Mae Nam Ping and Mae Nam Yom) and in Tapi basin (peninsular Thailand). It lives in streams with slow current, over sand or gravel bottom. Anthropogenic modification of river morphology impacts this species by reducing or interrupting the flow and increasing sedimentation. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occur in the area, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment. It covers a wide geographic range. It is therefore listed as Least Concern. Research is needed to determine its exact range and the taxonomic status of sub-populations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known only from Thailand where it has been collected in the upper reaches of the Chao Phraya basin (upper Mae Nam Ping and Mae Nam Yom) and in the Tapi basin (peninsular Thailand). The disjunct range suggests that either it is present in intermediate drainages or that the identity of the population in the Tapi should be re-examined.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:Population size and trends are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Observed in streams with moderate current, over sand to gravel substrate.

Systems:Freshwater
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This fish is occasionally used in the aquarium fish trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Anthropogenic modification of river morphology impacts this species by reducing or interrupting the flow and increasing sedimentation. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occur in the area, with associated impacts on the aquatic environment.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place. Research is needed to determine the exact range of the species and confirm that the Tapi population is conspecific with the northern Thailand ones.

Citation: Juffe Bignoli, D. 2012. Schistura geisleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181287A1717475. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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