Pethia didi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Pethia didi
Species Authority: (Kullander & Fang, 2005)
Puntius didi Kullander & Fang, 2005
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 7 January 2015).
Taxonomic Notes: Puntius didi is a recently described species. Kullander and Fang (2005) have suggested that Puntius phutunio, recorded by Prashad and Mukerji (1929) from Indawgyi lake and various small muddy and rocky streams of Myitkyina District, northern Myanmar, could be Puntius didi.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2010-03-18
Assessor(s): Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer(s): Kar, D, Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R. & Chaudhry, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Pethia didi is currently known only from seven populations in Myitkyina and Lake Indawgyi in northern Myanmar. The area of extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km2 and area of area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km2. However, there are no threats identified for the species and the species also occurs in the Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary, hence it is assessed as Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2010 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pethia didi is currently known only from Myitkyina and Lake Indawgyi in northern Myanmar (Kullander and Fang 2005). It may be possible that the species occurs in other areas but this has not been confirmed.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 500-2000
Number of Locations: 7
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Population [top]

Population: Population studies are not available for Pethia didi but it is suggested that P. didi is either relatively rare or stenotopic (Kullander and Fang 2005).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: No
Extreme fluctuations: No Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Kullander and Fang (2005) have reported the type locality of Pethia didi as fast flowing stream with clear or brownish water (pH 6.5, temperature 23.2°C). The bottom consisted of mud mixed with stones. Land vegetation consisted of bamboo forest providing 60% shadow. No aquatic vegetation.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No use or trade information is available for the species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): As this species is found in a remote area, currently there are no identified threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Indawgyi Lake, which is one of the type localities of Pethia didi, is within the confines of Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary.

Citation: Dahanukar, N. 2015. Pethia didi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T168486A70083308. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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