Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Amblypharyngodon mola
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-09
Assessor(s): Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer(s): Kullander, S.O., Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Daniel, B.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

A widespread species with no known major threats, Amblypharyngodon mola is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Amblypharyngodon mola is recorded from Pakistan (Indus plain and the adjoining hills), India, and Bangladesh. Its presence in Myanmar (S. Kullander pers. comm.) and in southern India (Rema Devi and M. Arunachalam per. comm.) needs further verification.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India (Andaman Is., Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chattisgarh, Dadra-Nagar-Haveli, Daman, Darjiling, Delhi, Diu, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir, Jharkand, Karaikal, Karnataka, Laccadive Is., Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mahé, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Nicobar Is., Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Yanam); Pakistan
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Population [top]


There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.

Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: No
Continuing decline in subpopulations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations: Unknown All individuals in one subpopulation: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Found in all freshwater bodies.  

Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species attains a length of 10-15cm and it is a preferred food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No information to suggest risk (S. Kullander pers. comm. 2010)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

More research about the the biology of this species is needed.  Potential threats to this species also need to be identified.

Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Amblypharyngodon mola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166521A6227212. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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