Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Danionella mirifica
Species Authority: Britz, 2003
Taxonomic Notes: Danionella mirifica was described by Britz (2003); the type locality is a hill stream, near Kamaing on the road to Tanai, Kachin Division, Myitkina district, Myanmar.

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.
Danionella mirifica was described in 2003 from Kachin Division, Myitkina District, Myanmar, and has not yet been recorded elsewhere. There is no information on the species distribution, ecology, and threats, and is at present assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known only from the Kamaing area in upper Myanmar. This lies in the Irrawaddy River drainage.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is said to inhabit hillstreams (Britz 2003).
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown

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 research about the distribution, biology and the potential threats facing this species is needed.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2010. Danionella mirifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T167875A6403975. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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