Macropodus erythropterus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Osphronemidae

Scientific Name: Macropodus erythropterus
Species Authority: Freyhof & Herder, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: Macropodus erythropterus was described by Freyhof and Herder 2002 from a stream at Quyêt Tiên in Central Viet Nam (locality: 17°11.54'N,106°37.53'E, Quang Binh Province). According to Winstanley & Clements (2008), Macropodus erythropterus is a synonnym of M. spechti. Further work is required to confirm the taxonomic status of this species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-08-31
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D. & Freyhof, J.
The species has been assessed as Data Deficient due to a lack of information regarding species' taxonomic status, as well as its distribution and population trends.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Macropodus erythropterus is only known from the type locality, the Quang Tri River, the Cam Lo River and the Giang River basins in Central Viet Nam (Freyhof and Herder 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: The population of Macropodus erythropterus is relatively stable (J. Freyhof unpublished data).
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in small hill streams along heterogeneously structured shores with overhanging shrubs and submerged roots (Freyhof and Herder 2002).
Systems: Freshwater
Movement patterns: Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species probably occurs in subsistence fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available on the threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Huckstorf, V. 2012. Macropodus erythropterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T187964A1839898. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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