|Scientific Name:||Puntius chola|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
Barbus chola (Hamilton, 1822)
Capoeta chola (Hamilton, 1822)
Cyprinus chola Hamilton, 1822
|Taxonomic Notes:||There are no taxonomic issues associated with this species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Kar, D, Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Datta, N.C. & Chaudhry, S.|
Puntius chola is a very widespread species with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Puntius chola is distributed throughout India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Pakistan (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).|
Native:Bangladesh; India; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
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|Population:||This is a very common species but no systematic population studies are available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
This fair-sized (12 cm) species is peaceful and active (Talwar and Jhingran 1991). It inhabits rivers, streams and tanks in the plains (Menon 1999).
|Use and Trade:||This fish has a minor fishery value in local markets where it is also sold as dried and partially fermented fish for consumption. In Myanmar it is reported to be rich in fat during the breeding season and an oil is extracted from it (Talwar and Jhingran 1991). This is also an aquarium fish and it is grown in captivity.|
There are no known threats to the species.
No research, conservation or management recommendations are made for this species.
|Citation:||Dahanukar, N. 2010. Puntius chola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.|
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