|Scientific Name:||Rhinomugil corsula (Hamilton, 1822)|
Mugil corsula Hamilton, 1822
Mugil squamipinnis Swainson, 1839
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Britz, R., Allen, D.J., Datta, N.C., Dey, S.C. & Jha, B.R.|
Rhinomugil corsula is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats, and is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Rhinomugil corsula is recorded from a number of states in India (including Tamil Nadu, Assam, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa), Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Menon 1999). This species is also found in Godavari River, upper reaches of Bhima and Cauvery rivers where it must have been accidentally introduced along with major carps (Menon and Jayaram 1977; Yadav 2005). In Assam the species ascends to the upper reaches of the Brahmaputra River during the rainy season.|
Native:Bangladesh; India (Assam, Bihar, Maharashtra - Introduced, Orissa, Tamil Nadu - Introduced, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Myanmar; Nepal
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|Population:||No systematic population data is available. However, this is a very common species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits rivers and estuaries, found above tidal influence in freshwater (Menon 1999).|
|Use and Trade:||This species is fished in small quantities in the river Ganga, the Hooghly-Matlah estuary (West Bengal), the Mahanadi estuary and the Chilika Lake (Orissa) (Talwar and Jhingran 1991), and probably elsewhere within its range.|
The threats to this species are not known.
Further information on the species life history, populations and threats are required.
|Citation:||Dahanukar, N. 2010. Rhinomugil corsula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166478A6217637.Downloaded on 24 September 2018.|
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