Macrognathus zebrinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae

Scientific Name: Macrognathus zebrinus (Blyth, 1858)
Mastacembelus zebrinus Blyth, 1858
Taxonomic Notes: Blyth (1858) described Mastacembelus zebrinus from Maulmein, Myamnar.  Travers (1984) (and then Roberts (1986)) treated it under the genus Macrognathus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-23
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R., Jha, B.R. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Macrognathus zebrinus is considered to be of Least Concern since it has a wide distribution with minimal inferred threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known from the Irrawady (Yangon to Mandalay), Sittang and Salween (Moulmein) in Myanmar.


Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Number of Locations:2
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Population [top]

Population:More research is needed to estimate the species population.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Most specimens have been found in rivers. It is a lowland species.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Collected by fishers as part of a mixed catch, and also collected as an ornamental fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known from any protected areas, and clearly there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing extreme population fluctuations.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Macrognathus zebrinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168432A6491139. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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