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Yasuhikotakia spp.

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    Matt
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    Ok I checked with Kamphol and he says that all records of Y. sidthimunki in the Mekong basin, and therefore Laos and Cambodia, are erroneous and instead refer to Y. nigrolineata. It’s actually restricted to western Thailand and eastern Myanmar (presumably the Chao Phraya, Mae Klong and Salween drainages – awaiting confirmation on this), and is still alive and well in the wild, albeit in secret locations.

    #343471

    Matt
    Keymaster

    So, it’s found only the Mae Klong and Ataran drainages (thanks again Kamphol) meaning the normally-quoted type locality of ‘Yom river’, an upper tributary of the Chao Phraya, is wrong. This is borne out by the description which I managed to snag a copy of this week. Y. sidthimunki was described from specimens imported into Germany and in the paper the locality is given simply as ‘North Thailand, in streams’. No mention of any Yom river!

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    Bully
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    Good work Matt, so is it safe to say that it’s still endangered?

    #343484

    Mark Duffill
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    I think from what I have found out from speaking to people it isnt widespread but not as “endangered” as it was, I think the good thing is that it is surviving and that it seems to be protected

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    Bully
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    It’s great news if that is the case Mark

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