Conservation Actions

There is insufficient information on the distribution, biology and potential threats for this species.

Location Information

This species is known only from the lower Bang Pakong River drainage in south-central Thailand (Ng 1999). Its presence in Lao PDR is uncertain; a specimen was seen on a market in Savannakhet, but it was not preserved (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2011).

Population Information

This species is now very rare in the lower Bang Pakong River drainage. Only a few individuals have been caught in the Bang Pakong River in the past ten years (C. Vidthayanon pers. comm. 2011). The actual population decline rate is unknown, however major pollution has occurred since 2005 and based on this species' sensitivity and current very low population levels it is suspected that it has declined by more than 80% over the past 10 years.

Threats

This species is sensitive to pollution from industrial, domestic and agricultural sources, which is occurring in the lower Bang Pakong River drainage. The levels of pollution have increased significantly since around 2005.

IUCN Red List Account Link

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