Conservation ActionsNo conservation actions for this species.
Location InformationThis species is endemic to Lao PDR, where it occurs in the upper parts of the Nam Kading basin. Its range includes the middle and lower Nam Theun River (W. Rainboth pers. comm.) and the Nam Gnouang River (where the whole range is impacted by three reservoirs) (Kottelat 1998, 2001). It appears to be restricted to these rivers, and perhaps minor connected streams. This species is not able to exist in reservoirs which cover much of the upper parts of both the Nam Theun and Nam Gnouang rivers. It is not thought to be present above the Nam Theun II reservoirs, and its extent of occurrence is estimated to be less than 100 km² based on an estimated river length of 100 km.
Lao People's Democratic Republic