Pisodonophis boro 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Anguilliformes Ophichthidae

Scientific Name: Pisodonophis boro (Hamilton, 1822)
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-12
Assessor(s): Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer(s): Dey, S.C., Jha, B.R., Vishwanath, W. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pisodonophis boro has a very wide distribution in the Indo-West Pacific region. In India, mainly freshwater, recorded from Assam (including Brahmaputra and Barak drainages) and Chennai. Also recorded from Bangladesh, Thailand, Viet Nam, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Madagascar, Kenya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and elsewhere.
Countries occurrence:
Australia; Bangladesh; Cambodia; India (Assam); Indonesia; Kenya; Madagascar; Malaysia; Mozambique; Philippines; Saudi Arabia; Seychelles; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Taiwan, Province of China; Thailand; Viet Nam; Yemen (South Yemen)
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Population [top]


It has a wide distribution, though thinly populated.

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Inhabits lagoons and estuaries; entering freshwater and paddy fields. Mainly marine, and very widespread.
Systems:Freshwater; Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This eel attains a length of about 70 cm and is widely caught as a food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Generally low threats given its widespread range, though it is easily caught in ricefields, and is subject to agricultural pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No conservation measures are required at present.

Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Pisodonophis boro. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166552A6234729. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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