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Danionella dracula

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Danionella dracula
Species Authority: Britz, Conway & Rüber, 2009
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-11-02
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:
There is insufficient information regarding the distribution of Danionella dracula, since it is only known from the type locality (on the upper Irrawaddy River drainage in northern Myanmar). Information about its biology and potential threats facing this species is also lacking, and at present it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is only known from the type locality (stream near Sha Du Zup) on the upper Irrawaddy River drainage in northern Myanmar.
Countries:
Native:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: The population size and trend of this species is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in small mountain streams in well-oxygenated, fast-flowing waters.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is occasionally exported as an ornamental fish, although the market demand for this species appears to be small.

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 the area have also not been adequately identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More information about the distribution and biology of this species, as well as potential threats, is needed.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2010. Danionella dracula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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