|Scientific Name:||Schistura minutus Vishwanath & Shanta Kumar, 2006|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Vishwanath and Shantakumar (2006) described Schistura minutus from Iyei River, Manipur, Brahmaputra basin. The species should be called minuta (Kottelet pers. comm.) and not minutus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N., Daniel, B.A. & Molur, S.|
The extent of occurrence of Schistura minutus is less than 3,500 km2 and the continuing decline in habitat quality and potential loss of habitat impacting populations justifies placing the species under Endangered.
The species is known only from its original description from Iyei River in Manipur, India.
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|Population:||There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is a bottom-dwelling species of streams.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||The species is not in use or in trade.|
|Major Threat(s):||Being a hillstream fish, the species is prone to habitat degradation. The construction of Tuivai Multpurpose Dam in Manipur-Mizoram border 500 m downstream of the confluence of Tuivai River with the Barak River will potentially impact the species by changing the flow regime of the river.|
|Conservation Actions:||Reserach is required into the species distribution, and the impact of potential dams within the Barak drainage.|
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Schistura minutus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168463A6496891.Downloaded on 21 July 2018.|
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