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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2012  |  Volume: 15  |  Issue: 13  |  Page No.: 604 - 609

Distribution and Conservation of Endangered Temoleh, Probarbus jullieni (Sauvage, 1880)

M. Hazmadi Zakaria, S.M.N. Amin, M. Aminur Rahman, A. Arshad, A. Christianus and S.S. Siraj    

Abstract: The freshwater fish, Probarbus jullieni (Sauvage), locally referred to as “Temoleh”, is a high-valued freshwater fish in Malaysia and has both cultural and conservational significance. It is widely distributed in the North-east Asian countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. During the recent past, the natural stocks of P. jullieni have been decreased severely due to habitat degradation and man-induced hazards in aquatic ecosystem. Despite the vast research that has been conducted on various carp species, little attention has been given to P. jullieni. This study reviewed the published information on the status, distribution, reproduction and biodiversity of this commercially important fish species. The findings would greatly be helpful towards the species conservation and aquaculture development of the highly endangered P. jullieni.

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