Schistura jarutanini 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Schistura jarutanini
Species Authority: Kottelat, 1990

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-02-25
Assessor(s): Vidthayanon, C.
Reviewer(s): Ng, H.H. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Kottelat, M.
This species is only known from subterranean streams in caves in Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand. Given the limited number of locations, the nature of the hydrological system and the likely limited extent of occurrence, the species is assessed as Vulnerable (D2). Current and potential threats are tourism development and degradation of the surrounding watershed and water quality.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Rare (R)
1990 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species was described from specimens collected from an underground stream in the Mae Nam Kwae Yai basin: Lam Klong Ngu cave, Amphoe Sri Sawat, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.
Countries occurrence:
Number of Locations: 1
Upper elevation limit (metres): 160
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Population [top]

Population: No information is available on population size or trends for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a troglobitic fish, found in subterranean streams in the deeper zones of the cave. As with most other loaches it prefers well-oxygenated water.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Very occasionally seen in the aquarium trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The cave habitat is potentially threatened by tourism developments within the cave and nearby, as well as by sedimentation and agricultural pollution from agriculture and clearance within the surrounding catchment. Harvest for the aquarium trade may threaten its population if trade expands.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is protected under Thai law. Research into the species current distribution and population trends is required.

Citation: Vidthayanon, C. 2013. Schistura jarutanini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T19975A9125575. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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