|Scientific Name:||Pseudambassis ranga|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
Ambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
Chanda ranga Hamilton, 1822
Parambassis ranga (Hamilton, 1822)
|Taxonomic Notes:||There is some debate over whether the generic status of this species should be Parambassis or Pseudambassis.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Jha, B.R., Allen, D.J., Dey, S.C., Vishwanath, W. & Molur, S.|
Pseudambassis ranga is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats; hence assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is found in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Nepal, and Malaysia (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).|
Native:Bangladesh; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Orissa, Tripura); Malaysia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Thailand
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This is an exceedingly common fresh water fish in the Indian region and adjacent countries (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).
|Habitat and Ecology:||It inhabits fresh and brackish waters. It breeds everywhere during the rains. It attains a maximum length of 7 cm, seldom exceeding 5 cm, remaining appreciably smaller in captivity (Talwar and Jhingran 1991).|
|Use and Trade:||The species is widely captured for the ornamental fish trade. It does fairly well in aquaria. This delightful aquarium novelty makes a nest and guards its young (Talwar and Jhingran 1991). It has a higher value than other similar species. The species is also widely eaten in India, and to a lesser degree in Nepal.|
There are no known major threats for this species. Threats to this species include habiat loss (loss of wetlands) and the ornamental trade.
Further information is needed into the species ecology and habitats, as well as the impacts of habitat loss and trade.
|Citation:||Dahanukar, N. 2010. Pseudambassis ranga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2015.|
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