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Hypseleotris cyprinoides

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII PERCIFORMES ELEOTRIDAE

Scientific Name: Hypseleotris cyprinoides
Species Authority: (Valenciennes, 1837)
Common Name(s):
English Tropical Carp-gudgeon, Rainbow Prigi, Golden Sleeper, Golden Carp-gudgeon
Synonym(s):
Eleotris cyprinoides Valenciennes, 1837
Hypseleotris dayi Smith, 1950
Taxonomic Notes: This species has been greatly confused with related taxa, with one recent attempt at a solution (Thacker and Unmack 2005). Several names may apply to Indo-Pacific species: Hypseleotris agilis, H. bipartita, H. guentheri, H. leuciscus, H. modestus and H. pangel and it is not yet clear how many actual species exist within the area. Research into this problem is essential.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-08-22
Assessor(s): Larson, H.
Reviewer(s): Hoese, D. & Keith, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Pippard, H.
Justification:
As the basic taxonomy of this species is still not understood (and therefore its distribution and life history data not known), this species is listed as Data Deficient. Further research is required for this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species (in the broadest sense) is known from South Africa, Madagascar and Reunion, Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, Fiji and Samoa.
Countries:
Native:
Comoros; Fiji; Indonesia; Japan; Madagascar; New Caledonia; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Réunion; Samoa; Singapore; South Africa
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population (due to taxonomic confusion).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits clear freshwater streams and small rivers, usually well upstream from tidal influence: it has been recorded 5–10 kilometres from the sea in New Guinea (Allen 1991).
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species may be sought after for the aquarium industry.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Whilst there are no known major threats to this species, it is apparently restricted to clear upstream fresh water systems, and any activities that adversely affect water quality and available habitat may have an effect on populations of this fish.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is not known if this species occurs within any protected areas. Research is urgently required on the taxonomy of this species as well as its true distribution and natural history requirements.

Citation: Larson, H. 2012. Hypseleotris cyprinoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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