|Scientific Name:||Crossocheilus latius|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
Chondrostoma wattanah Sykes, 1839
Cyprinus gohama Hamilton, 1822
Cyprinus latius Hamilton, 1822
Cyprinus sada Hamilton, 1822
Gonorhynchus brevis McClelland, 1839
Gonorhynchus fimbriatus McClelland, 1839
Gonorhynchus macrosomus McClelland, 1839
|Taxonomic Notes:||Originally described as Cyprinus latius by Hamilton (1822) from Tista River, Darjeeling Himalaya. Hora and Misra (1938) considered it as Crossocheilus latius. Sen (1985), Talwar and Jhingran (1991), Jayaram (1999) and Vishwanath et al. (2007) considered it as valid species.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Barbhuiya, A.H., Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N., Britz, R., Chaudhry, S. & Vishwanath, W.|
Crossocheilus latius is a widely distributed fish which breeds easily and no known threats affecting it. The species is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Crossochilus latius is widely distributed in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. In India the fish is reported from drainages of the Ganga and Brahmaputra in northern India; Mahanadi River drainage in Orissa; and Western Ghats, south to the headwaters of Krishna River, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, India. Its presence in Western Ghats, south to the headwaters of Krishna River needs to be confirmed.|
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There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Crossocheilus latius inhabits streams, rivers and lake preferably with gravelly bottom in benthopelagic environment.
The threats to this species are not known.
Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing extreme population fluctuations.
|Citation:||Singh, L. 2010. Crossocheilus latius. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 May 2013.|
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