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Aborichthys kempi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES BALITORIDAE

Scientific Name: Aborichthys kempi
Species Authority: Chaudhuri, 1913
Taxonomic Notes: Chaudhuri (1913) described Aborichthys kempi from Egar stream between Renging and Rotung, Dihang River near Yembung, and Sirpo River near Renging, Abor Hills, India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-22
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Britz, R.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:
Further information is required on the species distribution and population. Investigation is required to stablish the taxonomic identity of the populations in Myanmar. Whilst the species is currenlty relativley widley distributed, it is a hill stream species, and suitable habitat is likely to be impacted by siltation and agricultural pollution, and populations are likely to be fragmented.  While more information on its distribution and biology can provide a better basis for it status in the wild, from the available information on distribution range (around 30,000km2) and threats, Aborichthys kempi is assessed as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Aborichthys kempi is known from Garo Hills in Meghalaya, Abor Hills in Arunachal Pradesh, India and Putao, Myanmar (W. Vishwanath pers. comm.).
Countries:
Native:
India (Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Demersal environment with freshwater is the main habitat of this species.  It is also mostly found in streams with pebbly bottoms; a mountain stream specialist requiring clear oxygenated water.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species which attains a length of 8 cm SL, is of no interest to fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a hill stream fish. There is continuing disturbance it its habitat due to siltation, change in the course of streams and human intervention.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information is requred on the species distribution and population.  Investigation is required to stablish the taxonomic identity of the two known populations in Myamanr and India.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Aborichthys kempi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 July 2014.
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