Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Nemacheilus starostini
Species Authority: Parin, 1983
Common Name(s):
English Starostin's Loach
Troglocobitis starostini Parin, 1983
Taxonomic Notes: The species was listed in 1996 under Troglocobitis, which is now considered to be a subgenus under Nemacheilus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-01-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Birstein, V. (Sturgeon Specialist Group)
This species has a very restricted distribution being confined to a cave in the Kugitang hills. The population is highly susceptible to any disturbance or water pollution event.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Rare (R)
1990 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Birstein, V. (Sturgeon Specialist Group). 2000. Nemacheilus starostini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39461A10239767. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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