Glyptothorax cavia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Sisoridae

Scientific Name: Glyptothorax cavia (Hamilton, 1822)
Taxonomic Notes: Glyptothorax cavia was described from the rivers of northern Bengal (Hamilton 1822), with Euglyptosternum lineatum Day 1877 long considered its junior synonym (Ferraris 2007). Although this species was previously thought to be distributed eastwards to Myanmar, populations from there are now referable to G. burmanicus, which was long thought to be its junior synonym (Ng and Kottelat 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-13
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J., Vishwanath, W., Dahanukar, N. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Although the current population and its trends are unknown for Glyptothorax cavia, current indications from field surveys are that this species is still relatively widespread and abundant. Therefore, this species is assessed as Least Concern here.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from the Ganges and Brahmaputra River drainages in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India (Assam, Bihar, Jharkand, Manipur, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal); Nepal
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Population [top]

Population:Although the current population and its trends are unknown for this species, current indications from field surveys are that this species is still relatively widespread and abundant.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits swift-flowing larger rivers with a substrate of sand and gravel/rocks.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is caught and eaten in artisanal fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is little information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. The current threats to aquatic biodiversity in all of its known distribution have also not been adequately identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research about the population size and trends, distribution and the biology of this species is needed, as there is insufficient information available. Potential threats to this species also need to be identified.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2010. Glyptothorax cavia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166539A6232190. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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