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Glyptothorax filicatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Sisoridae

Scientific Name: Glyptothorax filicatus Ng & Freyhof, 2008
Taxonomic Notes: This species is described from the upper Se Kong River drainage in central Vietnam (Ng and Freyhof 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-05-02
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Fisher, J.
Justification:
This species is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information concerning its population size and trends, distribution, biology and potential threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known only from the Xe Kong River drainage (a major tributary of the Mekong River) in central Viet Nam and southern Lao PDR.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic; Viet Nam
Additional data:
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population and its trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:UnknownPopulation severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no published information on the biology of this species, but like congeners, it most likely inhabits hillstreams with a swift current, clear water and a substrate of rocks/sand.

Dominant presence at Khone falls during dry season, exhibits small peak at beginning of rainy season. (Baran et al. 2005).
Systems:Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is possibly used as a food fish in artisanal fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is no information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. Being a hillstream species, this species is expected to be vulnerable to anthropogenic habitat disturbance (e.g. siltation caused by deforestation).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is insufficient information on the population and its trends, distribution, biology and potential threats for this species.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2012. Glyptothorax filicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181348A1724605. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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