IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Vulnerable Red List Criteria
Reis, R & Lima, F. Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop) Contributor/s Justification
Assessed as Vulnerable due to an inferred population reduction of greater than 30% over the last 10 years, based on a decline in habitat quality, fisheries catches and forest cover. In addition, there are reports of some populations being close to extinction. There is no evidence that the threats which B. orthotaenia faces will cease in the near future, and therefore it is suspected that population declines will continue.