Sinibotia robusta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES COBITIDAE

Scientific Name: Sinibotia robusta
Species Authority: (Wu, 1939)
Synonym/s:
Botia hexafurca Mai (1978)
Botia robusta Wu (1939)
Taxonomic Notes: Under its synonyms Botia robusta and Botia hexafurca, Sinibotia robusta was described by Wu 1939 from Yangso, Li Kiang, southern China and by Mai 1978 from Tây-Giang (Hsi-Chiang or West River), China. Valid as Sinibotia robusta by Kottelat (2004).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-07-27
Assessor/s: Huckstorf, V.
Reviewer/s: Freyhof, J. & Smith, K.
Justification:
The relatively restricted range species has been assessed as Data Deficient due to a lack of information regarding species distribution, population trends, and direct threats to this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Sinibotia robusta is only known from Pearl River basin in southeastern China and northern Viet Nam (Cao Bang Province).
Countries:
Native:
China (Guangdong); Viet Nam
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information available on the species population.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits bottom parts of streams and main rivers in clear, moderately or slowly flowing water with some aquatic plants (Yang and Chen 1992).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available on the threats to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research is needed on the species distribution, ecology, threats and population trends.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 19 June 2012).

Kottelat, M. 2004. Botia kubotai, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Cobitidae) from the Ataran River basin (Myanmar), with comments on botiine nomenclature and diagnosis of a new genus. Zootaxa 401: 1-18.

Yang, J.-X. and Chen, Y.-R. 1992. Revision of the subgenus Botia (Sinibotia) with description of a new species (Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 2(4): 341-349.

Citation: Huckstorf, V. 2012. Sinibotia robusta. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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