Tanichthys thacbaensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Tanichthys thacbaensis
Species Authority: Nguyen & Ngo, 2001
Taxonomic Notes: 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: 2012-03-18
Assessor(s): Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer(s): Freyhof, J. & Allen, D.
The species has been assessed as Data Deficient, due to a lack of information regarding its taxonomic status, distribution range, population trends, or direct threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is only known form the type locality, Thác Bà reservoir, in northwestern Viet Nam (Yên Bái Province) (Nguyen and Ngo 2001).
Countries occurrence:
Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the species population.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species was described from a freshwater reservoir, and presumably also a river species.
Systems: Freshwater
Movement patterns: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is mentioned in the ornamental fish trade, however the origin and identity of the specimens requires confirmation.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available on the threats to the species. The species is known from the reservoir of a hydropower dam, and is thus presumed to be able to exist in anthropogenic habitats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research is required to confirm the taxonomic placement of the species, as well as its distribution and population trends.

Citation: Huckstorf, V. 2012. Tanichthys thacbaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T187973A1840934. . Downloaded on 25 November 2015.
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