Aspidoparia jaya 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Aspidoparia jaya (Hamilton, 1822)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-09
Assessor(s): Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer(s): Barbhuiya, A.H., Dahanukar, N. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Aspidoparia jaya is a common species with no known major widespread threats although population might be declining locally due to overexploitation for the ornamental fish trade. It is assessed as Least Concern until further information becomes available for a reassessment.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:In India Aspidoparia jaya species is found in the Gangetic provinces and Assam and Uttar Pradesh (Dehra Dun, Nainital), and also in Nepal and Bangladesh.
Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India (Assam, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh); Nepal
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1769
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Population [top]


Catch frequency of this species is 3.8 % in Arunachal Pradesh (Tamang et al. 2007). It is rare as compared to A. morar.

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This is lastly fish but rare in the catches. It may be found in freshwater environments.  Inhabits streams and ponds in plains and mountainous regions.  Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 1,769 meters (Menon 1999, British Oceanographic Data Center).


Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This fish has ornamental value and it is also used as food.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The fish is being harvested for its ornamental value. This is also harvested indiscriminately for its food value by use of destructive fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

More research about the the biology and trends of this species is needed, especially due to rampant fishing for the ornamental trade.

Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Aspidoparia jaya. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166632A6251393. . Downloaded on 19 November 2017.
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