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Schistura spekuli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Schistura spekuli Kottelat, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-20
Assessor(s): Kottelat, M.
Reviewer(s): Juffe Bignoli, D., Vidthayanon, C. & Parenti, L.
Justification:
This species is only known from one limestone cave in the centre of Chin Chu Chai village (10 km south of Tam Doung), in the middle of Lai Chau Province, northern Viet Nam. It is known from three specimens collected in 2002 and no further information is available about the species. Based on the single known location, it has been assessed as Vulnerable (D2). The cave is situated in a populated area. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, and it is suspected that associated impacts through soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution will have some effect on the cave habitat. More information is urgently required on the population, ecology and potential threats originating from the surface. 

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is only known from one cave in the centre of Chin Chu Chai village (10 km south of Tam Doung), in the middle of Lai Chau Province, northern Vietnam (Kottelat 2004).

Countries occurrence:
Native:
Viet Nam
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:Currently only known from three specimens collected in 2002 (Kottelat 2004).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a species of cavefish, but no further information is known (Kottelat 2004).
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information is available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The cave is situated in a populated area. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, with associated impacts through soil erosion, sedimentation and agricultural pollution suspected to have some effect on the cave habitat (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information is available. More information is urgently required on the population, ecology and potential threats originating from the surface. 

Citation: Kottelat, M. 2011. Schistura spekuli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T187993A8640098. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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