|Scientific Name:||Trigonostigma espei|
|Species Authority:||(Meinken, 1967)|
Rasbora espei Meinken, 1967
Rasbora heteromorpha espei Meinken, 1967
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kottelat, M., Smith, K. & Allen, D.|
The species is recorded throughout eastern slopes of the Gulf of Thailand and Cambodia. It is impacted through trade, but populations are considered to be stable and it is considered Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is recorded from peninsula and southeastern Thailand (Kottelat and Witte 1999, C. Vidthayanon pers. comm. 2012) and southern Cambodia (Tuk Sap, near Kampot; Kottelat 1985).|
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|Population:||Locally common in suitable habitats.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits submontane streams in forest covered pools, marshes, swamps, and slow flowing streams with heavy growth of submerged aquatic plants and dense riparian vegetations (Rainboth 1996).|
|Use and Trade:||Found in the aquarium trade, species captured from the wild.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat conversion to farmland, urbanization and drainage are the main threats. Overfishing for the aquarium trade is a potential threat in Thailand.|
|Conservation Actions:||The conservation of the species habitats is required to maintain its trade use.|
IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 June 2012).
Kottelat, M. 1985. Fresh-water fishes of Kampuchea. Hydrobiologia 121: 249-279.
Kottelat, M. and Witte, K. E. 1999. Two new species of Microrasbora from Thailand and Myanmar, with two new generic names for small southeast Asian cyprinid fishes (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Journal of South Asian Natural History: 49-56.
Rainboth, W.J. 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong.
|Citation:||Vidthayanon, C. 2012. Trigonostigma espei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 November 2014.|