Balitora burmanica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Balitora burmanica Hora, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: Balitora burmanica is a species from southern Myanmar (Meekalan).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-04-19
Assessor(s): Britz, R.
Reviewer(s): Rema Devi, K.R., Daniel, B.A., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Balitora burmanica is distributed fairly widely in Myanmar occurring in Irrawady, Tennasserim and Salween basins. At present the species is assessed as Least Concern. However, the species is only found in upland rivers and streams, not in the main rivers, and would be impacted by upstream dams planned on the upper Salween and Irrawaddy rivers, as well as siltation and other habitat degradation, and may be threatened in the future.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Recorded from Meekalan, Myanmar it occurs in the Tennasserim and Salween basins (Vidthayanon et al. 2005) and reported from the Irrawaddy River by Talwar and Jhingran (1991).
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]


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
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Mountain and streams (high gradient streams); mostly found in water falls and high gradient riffles.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is rare and not in use, being found only in high gradient riffles.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Hill streams are threatened across the region by deforestation causing siltation. This species inhabits streams with boulders, and mining and quarrying will degrade its habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information is required on the species distribution, and the impact of habitat loss and degradation.

Citation: Britz, R. 2010. Balitora burmanica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168343A6479957. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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