Amblyceps tuberculatum 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Amblycipitidae

Scientific Name: Amblyceps tuberculatum Linthoingambi & Vishwanath, 2008
Taxonomic Notes: Amblyceps tuberculatum was described from the Chindwin River drainage, a major tributary of the Irrawaddy River (Linthoingambi and Vishwanath 2008).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-12-15
Assessor(s): Ng, H.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R., Molur, S. & Pal, M.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
The population size and trend for this species remain unknown. There is also very little information on the distribution and biology of this species and potential impacts of threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature). There is insufficient information to accurately assess Amblyceps tuberculatum, hence it is assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Known from the Chindwin River drainage in Manipur, India, although it is very likely to be also found in the same drainage downstream in Myanmar (H.H. Ng pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
India (Manipur)
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Population [top]

Population:The population size and trend of this species is not known.  Museum holdings of this species are scanty.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits faster-flowing hillstreams and rivers with a bottom of sand/rocks.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information available on the use of this species.  It may be sometimes utilized as a food fish in artisanal fisheries, but this awaits verification.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is little 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 aquatic biodiversity in all of its known distribution have also not been adequately identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: More research about the distribution and the biology of this species is needed, as there is insufficient information available.  Potential threats to this species also need to be identified.

Citation: Ng, H. 2010. Amblyceps tuberculatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168278A6473563. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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