Leptobotia guilinensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cobitidae

Scientific Name: Leptobotia guilinensis
Species Authority: Chen, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-19
Assessor(s): Zhao, H.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J., Cui, K., Zhou, W. & Chen, X.-Y.
The species has a wide distribution and is not targeted by fisheries. It is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Distributed in Li Jiang, Guangxi Province, and Yuan Jiang of Hunan Province, China.
Countries occurrence:
China (Guangxi, Hunan)
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Population [top]

Population: It was historically common in Guangxi Province. Current status is not known, but is is probably still relatively large.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits streams with sandy bottoms.
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is edible, but a small fish (100 mm), and is not likely to be targeted in fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Urbanisation and pollution from agriculture is a threat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research into populations trends, distribution, and threats is needed.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing ♦ scope: Majority (50-90%) ♦ severity: Unknown ⇒ Impact score: Unknown 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

9. Pollution -> 9.3. Agricultural & forestry effluents -> 9.3.4. Type Unknown/Unrecorded
♦ timing: Ongoing ♦ scope: Majority (50-90%) ♦ severity: Unknown ⇒ Impact score: Unknown 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.2). Available at: (Accessed: 10 November 2011).

zhaohuihong.scau. 2011.1. guangzhou.

Zheng, C.-Y. 1989. Fishes of the Zhujiang river. Science Press, Beijing.

Zhu, S.-Q. 1995. Synopsis of freshwater fishes of China. Jiangsu Science and Technology Publishing House.

Citation: Zhao, H. 2011. Leptobotia guilinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T166173A6186773. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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