Monotrete suvattii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae

Scientific Name: Monotrete suvattii
Species Authority: (Sontirat, 1989)
Tetraodon suvattii Sontirat, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-13
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Smith, K.
This locally common fish has no significant threats, its populations are still healthy in suitable habitats, and it is considered Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is considered to be endemic to the Lower Mekong basin.
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand; Viet Nam
Lower elevation limit (metres): 190
Upper elevation limit (metres): 50
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Population [top]

Population: Locally common in suitable habitats.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits marshlands, swamps and floodplains with dense submerged vegetation.
Systems: Freshwater
Movement patterns: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Occasionally seen in the aquarium trade, inedible due to its poisonous body.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Wetland degradation in its range is a potential threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Monotrete suvattii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T187933A1836631. . Downloaded on 30 May 2016.
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