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Troglocyclocheilus khammouanensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Troglocyclocheilus khammouanensis Kottelat & Bréhier, 1999

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-02-19
Assessor(s): Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Vidthayanon, C., Parenti, L. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Justification:
This species of cavefish is only known from a single specimen collected in 1998 from Khoung Nam Don, resurgence of Nam Don stream near Ban Phandou village, Khammouan, Lao PDR. No other information is currently known, however it is assessed as Vulnerable based on it only being found in a single location. Habitat degradation and pollution are potential threats to this species and should surface pollution degrade the water quality in the cave, this species could quickly qualify for a higher threat category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from Khoung Nam Don, resurgence of Nam Don stream near Ban Phandou village, Khammouan, Lao PDR (Kottelat and Bréhier1999).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Lao People's Democratic Republic
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Population [top]

Population:Known only from a single specimen collected in 1998 (Kottelat and Bréhier 1999).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a species of cavefish.
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat degradation and pollution are potential threats to this species as they occur in a very sensitive habitat (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation actions in place for this species.

Citation: Kottelat, M. 2011. Troglocyclocheilus khammouanensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T187888A8638303. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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