Tetraodon abei 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Tetraodontiformes Tetraodontidae

Scientific Name: Tetraodon abei
Species Authority: Roberts, 1998
Monotrete abei (Roberts, 1998)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-03-17
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Fisher, J.
The species is widespread across the Mekong basin, no threats have been recorded. It is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species has a southeast Asian distribution, with records from the lower Mekong drainage (from at least as far upstream as the Xebangfai tributary (Kottelat 2001) to Cambodia, and the Chao Phraya drainage and the Mae Klong basin in Thailand (Roberts 1998).
Countries occurrence:
Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand
Lower elevation limit (metres): 20
Upper elevation limit (metres): 180
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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 rivers and tributaries, occasional in marshlands.

Arrive at Khone falls at start of hydrological year (Oct - Nov) (Baran et al. 2005). 

Systems: Freshwater
Movement patterns: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is occasionally seen in aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to the species, and research is required.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently in place.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Tetraodon abei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T187985A1842328. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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