Pterocryptis indicus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Siluridae

Scientific Name: Pterocryptis indicus (Datta, Barman & Jayaram, 1987)
Taxonomic Notes: This species was described from a single locality in Arunachal Pradesh, India.  It is only known from the holotype and some authors are unclear of the identity of this species (Ferraris 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-24
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Vishwanath, W. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Pterocryptis indicus is only known from a single individual and since there is a doubt about its validity and insufficient information to accurately assess its conservation status, it is considered Data Deficient at present.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Pterocryptis indicus is only known from the type locality in Namdapha River, Namdapha Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Countries occurrence:
India (Arunachal Pradesh)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trend for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Ecological information for this species is lacking. However, it is expected to occupy habitats similar to those of its congeners, i.e., hill streams with rocky and sandy bottom (H.H. Ng pers. comm.).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information, but it is not expected to be used as food or ornamental fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is no 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 information on population size and trends and the geographic distribution of this species is needed. A larger series is needed to ascertain the validity of this species. The potential threats to this species also need to be identified.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2010. Pterocryptis indicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166597A6244369. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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