Speolabeo musaei

(Kottelat and Steiner 2010) Kottelat 2017



Bangana musaei  Kottelat and Steiner 2010




Holotype: MHNG 2723.038. Paratypes: CMK 20111 (1), 20797 (1), 20798 (1), 20799 (1); ZRC 52070 (1).


Xe Bangfai drainage, "Grotte des Nuages", near Ban Nong Ping, Khammouan Province, Laos, 17°22'54"N, 105°53'05"E.

Conservation Status

MuG TLO [VU D2:3.1:2011]

(Kottelat, M. 2011. Bangana musaei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: Downloaded on 04 July 2017). This cavefish is known only from one cave system in a karst area in which the underground course of the Xe Bangfai is located in Laos. Based on the one location from which it is known, it is assessed as Vulnerable (D2), on the basis of restricted range and future threats.

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Kottelat, M. and Steiner, H. Journal Article 2010 Bangana musaei, a new cave fish from central Laos
Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2017 Speolabeo, a new genus name for the cave fish Bangana musaei (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)
Tao, N.D., Cao, L., Deng, S. and Zhang, E. Journal Article 2018 Speolabeo hokhanhi, a new cavefish from Central Vietnam (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)