Overview

Distribution

Range Description

The species has an East Asian distribution. It is known from the Russian Federation (Bogutskaya and Naseka 2002), the Korea Republic (Kim et al. 2005), China (Ye 1991) and Viet Nam (Kottelat 2001). Introduced in Japan (Hagiwara 2002). Known from the coastal drainages between Hainan and Viet Nam.

In China, it is recorded from the drainages of Dong Jiang and Bei Jiang in Guangdong Province and drainages in Hainan Island and their river mouths; Heilongjiang to Red River basin; Guangdong (Lianzhou, Yangshan); Jiangxi Fanyang Lake; Shanghai City; Jiangsu Tai Lake; Anhui Linghuaiguan; Hubei (Dong Lake, Liangzi Lake, Hong Lake, Shashi); Hunan (Dongting Lake); Shanxi Zhouzhi, and Heilongjiang Songhuajiang.
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Asia: China and northern Viet Nam (Ref. 44416). Reported from Amur River drainage in Russia (Ref. 58298).
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China and Japan.
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China and Japan.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

27.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 35840))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
A river and lake species, found in freshwater.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Female has an ovipositor which is used to deposit eggs inside bivalves. Young remain in the bivalve until they can swim (Ref. 43281).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Acheilognathus macropterus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Acheilognathus macropterus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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
2013

Assessor/s
Huckstorf, V. & Freyhof, J.

Reviewer/s
Kullander, S.O., Ng, H.H., Rainboth, W. & Allen, D.J.

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Justification
The species is assessed as Data Deficient as the species requires taxonomic research as the species range as currently known is considered likely to represent a number of different species. In addition, there are likely to be significant threats in parts of its range, but the specific impacts of these threats, especially in relation to the species reproductive host bivalve is not known. Ongoing monitoring of population and habitat trends is also required.
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Population

Population
There is no information available on the species population.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The species is likely to be impacted by fisheries, and by pollution and dams in parts of its range. The species is reliant upon mussel hosts for its reproduction, and these are often more likely to be impacted by pollution. The specific host for the species is not known. There is general habitat loss and degradation, especially from high sediment loads from agriculture and deforestation, which impacts the bivalve host.
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Data deficient (DD)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place. Monitoring of the species population trends and threats should be undertaken.
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Wikipedia

Acheilognathus macropterus

Acheilognathus macropterus is a species of cyprinid fish native to China and northern Vietnam. It grows to a length of 27.5 centimetres (10.8 in) SL.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huckstorf, V. & Freyhof, J. 2011. Acheilognathus macropterus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 3 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Acheilognathus macropterus" in FishBase. February 2013 version.
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