|Scientific Name:||Barilius tileo (Hamilton, 1822)|
Barilius menoni Sen, 1976
Cyprinus tileo Hamilton, 1822
Opsarius brachialis McClelland, 1839
Opsarius tileo (Hamilton, 1822)
|Taxonomic Notes:||Hamilton (1822) described Cyprinus tileo from Kosi River. Shrestha (1978) treated it under the genus Barilius.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Barbhuiya, A.H., Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N. & Chaudhry, S.|
Barillius tileo is assessed as Least Concern since it has a wide extent of occurrence and it is a fairly common.
|Range Description:||Barilius tileo is distributed in the Ganges-Brahmaputra drainage of northern and northeastern India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.|
Native:Bangladesh; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttaranchal, West Bengal); Nepal
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|Population:||It is quite common in the catches in the eastern Himalayas.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
The species is found in hill streams and rivers with pebble or sand bottom.
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||This species which attains a length of 15 cm, is considered a fairly good table-fish (though bony). It is quite common in the catches in the eastern Himalaya. It it also in aquarium trade.|
The threats to the species are not known.
No conservation measures are in place although it may be present in protected areas. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline.
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Barilius tileo. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166605A6245604.Downloaded on 25 February 2018.|
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