Schistura manipurensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Schistura manipurensis (Chaudhuri, 1912)
Taxonomic Notes: Chaudhuri (1912) described Nemachilus manipurensis from Chindwin basin of Manipur. Kottelat (1990) placed the species under Schistura.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-21
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Britz, R.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Schistura manipurensis is restricted to the Chindwin basin of Manipur and Nagaland, India.  Whilst there are some threats from destructive fishing practices in parts of its range, and the habitat quality is in continuing decline due to sedimentation from deforestation and agricultural practices, the species distribution range is marginally beyond the restricted range of 20,000 km2, hence it is assessed as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Schistura manipurensis is distributed in the Chindwin basin of Manipur and Nagaland, India. Kottelat (1990) also reports the species from the Brahmaputra basin (Kottelat 2005), but this requires confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
India (Manipur, Nagaland)
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Lower elevation limit (metres):800
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trends 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:A bottom-dwelling hill stream species; it inhabits shallow, swift, clear streams with pebbly bottoms.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species attains a length of 8.0 cm SL; of no interest to fisheries.  Potential ornamental species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): They are prone to threats such as dynamite and other destructive fishing; human interference and poisoning.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

The species is not known from any protected areas, and clearly there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing natural population fluctuations.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Schistura manipurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166610A6246903. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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