Channa ornatipinnis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Channidae

Scientific Name: Channa ornatipinnis Britz, 2008
Taxonomic Notes: Channa ornatipinnis was recently described in 2007 (Britz 2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-23
Assessor(s): Britz, R.
Reviewer(s): Jha, B.R., Dey, S.C., Vishwanath, W. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Channa ornatipinnis is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information on this recently described species. More information is required on populations, distribution, and the extent of the ornamental trade.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is endemic to Myanmar and is known from Waloun Chaung in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Found in tropical freshwaters in a small stream with shaded forested banks flowing down a steep hill and with cool (c.22oC), clear, highly-oxygenated fast running water.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Used in the ornamental trade (specimens reported from the UK), and is used locally as a food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Over-collection for the aquarium trade is a possibility, but further information is required.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information on current conservation measures. Further information is required on the extent and impact of collection for the aquarium trade.

Citation: Britz, R. 2010. Channa ornatipinnis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168444A6493381. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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