|Scientific Name:||Trichopodus microlepis|
|Species Authority:||(Günther, 1861)|
Deschauenseeia chryseus Fowler, 1934
Osphromenus microlepis Günther, 1861
Trichopus parvipinnis Sauvage, 1876
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kottelat, M., Smith, K. & Allen, D.|
The species is common across Southeast Asia, has a wide range of distribution and habitats, therefore it is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species occurs in the Mekong basin, Lao PDR, Viet Nam and Cambodia (Rainboth 1996). In Cambodia, the species is recorded around the Tonle Sap lake and river (Thuok and Sina 1997) and known from the Sangke River (Battambang province) (Rot 2002).
In Thailand it is naturally found in the Chao Phraya basin and from the Maeklong basin (Vidthayanon et al. 1997 and Kottelat 2001). Introduced in the Mekong basin (Kottelat 2001) and elsewhere as a result of introductions arising from the ornamental fish trade; its natural range requires some confirmation.
Native:Cambodia; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Locally common in all suitable habitats.
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found in ponds lakes and swamps with standing water which holds high quantities of aquatic vegetation (Kottelat 2001).|
|Use and Trade:||
Locally consumed, and reared in captivity for the ornamental fish trade (Ukkatawewat 1984), although this is assumed to be in small quantities, as the species is not common in the ornamental trade.
|Major Threat(s):||No major threats to this species have been reported, however, pollution in wetlands, infrastructure and draining water may impact the species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures currently in place, research needed for future threats.|
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 June 2012).
Kottelat, M. 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka.
Rainboth, W.J. 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong.
Rot, T. 2002. Uy fishery in the Sangke River Battambang province, Cambodia. Department of Fishery Phnom Penh(Cambodia): P7.
Thuok, N. and Sina, L. 1997. Review of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Cambodia.
Ukkatawewat, S. 1984. The taxonomic characters and biology of some important freshwater fishes in Thailand..
Vidthayanon, C., Karnasuta, J. and Nabhitabhata, J. 1997. Diversity of freshwater fishes in Thailand. Office of Environmental Policy and Planning, Bangkok, Thailand.
|Citation:||Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Trichopodus microlepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.|
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