Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The species has a wide distribution in southeast Asia and southern China, with records from the Salween, Chao Phraya, Red and Black rivers in Thailand, and Mekong drainages, as well as several drainages in southern China.

The species is known from northern Viet Nam (including the Da, Thao, Chay, Lo, and Gam rivers in the Hong (Red) and Black rivers, and the Cau and Thuong rivers), southern China (Hong Kong, Fujian, Guangdong, Yunnan, Sichuan). The southernmost limit in Viet Nam is the Ma River (Thanh Hoa province). In Lao PDR it is known in the Ma River and in headwaters of Mekong tributaries southwards at least to the Nam Kading drainage (Kottelat 2001; pers. comm. 2011). It is present in Thailand in the Salween, Chao Phraya, and Mekong basins (Vidthayanon et al. 1997), and in Myanmar in the Salween and Ayeyarwaddy basins (BANCA 2009).

In China, the species is known from the upper Mekong (but not in the upper headwaters) in Yunnan Province (Chu et al. 1989, Kang et al. 2009, He 2010), the Dong Jiang and Bei Jiang drainages (Guangdong Province) and drainages in Hainan Island and their river mouths (Chen et al. 1994), the Puyuangjiang (Yunnan Province), and from Guangxi (Rongxian, Yangsu, and Rongran), Guizhou (Wujiang, Jinpin, and Jianghe), Hunan (Yuangjiang River), Hubei (Qingjiang River) provinces.
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Southeastern Asia, eastern China.
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Asia: China, Viet Nam, Laos, and Thailand.
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Southeastern Asia, eastern China.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

27.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. ))
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Diagnostic Description

Snout pointed; inferior mouth; lower lip with large median lobe reaching corner of mouth. Last simple dorsal ray osseous and serrated behind.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species is found in the middle and lower parts of flowing rivers in clear and open water, not found in quiet water. Feeds on mollusca, shell-fish, larva of insect, decapoda, algae and organic debris. Matures at two years with 315 mm length and spawns in clear and open water with a stony bottom.

It is not known of the species undertakes migrations; migrations have not been observed in Lao PDR (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011), but may elsewhere in its range.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Nguyen, T.H.

Reviewer/s
Kottelat, M. & Allen, D.J.

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Justification
The species is widespread, but occurs in areas that are heavily impacted by pollution and dams. As the species requires fast flowing water it is likely to be declining due to these threats. More information is needed on the species population trends and impacts of threats, however it is considered Least Concern at present due to its presence in a number of drainages.
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Population

Population
No information available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The species may be impacted in parts of its range by pollution and overfishing, and due to its migratory nature also by dams and flow alterations.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species is considered endangered in Viet Nam. More information is needed on the species population trends and impacts of threats.
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Wikipedia

Folifer brevifilis

Folifer brevifilis is a species of cyprinid fish found in China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand in eastern Asia.

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