Schistura spekuli

Kottelat 2004

CypriniformesCobitoidei Nemacheilidae






Tam Duong Cave, Lai Chua Province, Vietnam.

Conservation Status

TLO [VU D2:3.1:2011]

(Kottelat, M. 2011. Schistura spekuli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: Downloaded on 14 July 2017). This species is only known from one limestone cave in the centre of Chin Chu Chai village (10 km south of Tam Doung), in the middle of Lai Chau Province, northern Viet Nam. It is known from three specimens collected in 2002 and no further information is available about the species. Based on the single known location, it has been assessed as Vulnerable (D2). The cave is situated in a populated area. Logging, deforestation and agriculture occurs in the area, and it is suspected that associated impacts through soil erosion, sedimentation and pollution will have some effect on the cave habitat. More information is urgently required on the population, ecology and potential threats originating

Museum Holdings

As above only.

Key References

Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2004 Schistura spekuli, a new species of cave fishes deom northern Vietnam (Teleostei: Balitoridae)
Kottelat, M. Journal Article 2012 Draconectes narinosus, a new genus and species of cave fish from an island of Halong Bay, Vietnam (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae).
Brancelj, A., Boonyanusith, C., Watiroyram, S. and Sanoamuang, L. Journal Article 2013 The groundwater-dwelling fauna of Southeast Asia
Marak, W.K. and Singh, Y.L. Journal Article 2023 Osteology of incomplete lateral lined schisturid loaches of Meghalaya: a comparative account