The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Schistura nasifilis Pellegrin, 1936



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Nemachilus spilopterus nasifilis Pellegrin, 1936 (original combination)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1936

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered


Extensive surveys were conducted in 2000 and 2002 without success, and the population is likely to be less than 50 individuals if it is not already extinct (Freyhof, 2011).



Rivers Ko and Tan, Annam, central Vietnam


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the type series collected in 1936 (Freyhof, 2011).






Freyhof, J. (2011). Schistura nasifilis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 14 December 2012.

Kottelat, Maurice. (1990). Indochinese Nemacheilines, a revision of nemacheiline loaches (Pisces: Cypriniformes) of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and southern Viet Nam. 262 pp. 180 figures. 33 tables.


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