Scaphognathops stejnegeri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Scaphognathops stejnegeri (Smith, 1931)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-02-25
Assessor(s): Baird, I.
Reviewer(s): Rainboth, W., Vidthayanon, C. & Brooks, E.
Contributor(s): Fisher, J.
This species is a Mekong endemic. It is relatively widespread, and is not highly migratory. It is threatened by overfishing and habitat change from proposed dams, however the declines are not thought to be significant enough to qualify for a threatened species, and it is assessed as Least Concern at present, however the species should be reassessed if monitoring shows population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is a Mekong endemic. It is found north of Kratie (Cambodia) up to northeastern Thailand, and Lao PDR.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:This is a locally common, but not abundant species throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is not believed to be a long distance migrator, however it enters streams and wetland areas during the rainy season. It spawns in February and March. It does not adapt well to reservoirs. It feeds on algae, shrimp and insects. Leaves mainstream for flooded forest at rainy season (Rainboth 1996).
Movement patterns:Full Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is harvested for subsistence.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by overfishing, and habitat change from dams.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures in place. This species would benefit from protecting its feeding habitat. More research is needed on its life cycle.

Citation: Baird, I. 2012. Scaphognathops stejnegeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181316A1721001. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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