Poropuntius deauratus

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Poropuntius deauratus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Poropuntius
Species: P. deauratus
Binomial name
Poropuntius deauratus
  • Barbus deauratus Valenciennes, 1842
  • Acrossocheilus deauratus (Valenciennes, 1842)

Poropuntius deauratus is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Poropuntius which is found in coastal river drainages in central Vietnam: between the Thu Bon River in Quang Nam Province and the Quang Tri River in Quang Tri Province. There was a marked decline in this species' abundance between 2-000 and 2009 when the population may have declined by as much as 80%, this decline was probably caused by overfishing. Its habitat is medium and small sized rivers and streams where it is normally found in fast-flowing, clear water and it cannot survive where these are impounded. It diet mainly consists of fine debris, algae, diatoms, and aquatic insects.[1]


  1. ^ a b Huckstorf, V.; Freyhof, J. (2011). "Poropuntius deauratus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T181249A7664397. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T181249A7664397.en. Downloaded on 25 December 2017.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Poropuntius deauratus" in FishBase. April 2006 version.