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Channa stewartii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Channidae

Scientific Name: Channa stewartii (Playfair, 1867)
Taxonomic Notes: Channa stewartii was originally described from Cachar in Assam, India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-23
Assessor(s): Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R., Dey, S.C., Jha, B.R., Vishwanath, W. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:
Channa stewartii is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats; hence it is currently assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is recorded from Assam (Cachar), Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura and Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India.  It is also present in the mid-hills and plains in Nepal.  It possibly occurs in Bangaldesh.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura); Nepal
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits hill streams.
Systems:Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is of only minor fishery interest in the eastern Himalayan region, but is likely to be used locally for subsistence. It is also collected for the ornamental trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The level of off-take for ornamental trade is slightly increasing (S.C. Dey pers. comm.). Siltation is a common problem in hills streams caused by deforestation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information on the species' threats is required. Public awareness around the causes of soil erosion and the impacts of the ornamental trade is required.

Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Channa stewartii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166650A6255696. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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