Puntius didi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Puntius didi
Species Authority: Kullander & Fang, 2005
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: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-16
Assessor(s): Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer(s): Kar, D, Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R. & Chaudhry, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Puntius didi is currently known only from seven populations in Myitkyina and LakeIndawgyi 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Puntius didi is currently known only from Myitkyina and LakeIndawgyi in northern Myanmar (Kullander and Fang 2005). It may be possible that the species occurs in other areas but this has not been confirmed.
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: Population studies are not available for Puntius didi but it is suggested that P. didi is either relatively rare or stenotopic (Kullander and Fang 2005).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Kullander and Fang (2005) have reported the type locality of Puntius didi as fast flowing stream with clear or brownish water (pH 6.5, temperature 23.2 0C). 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 Puntius didi, is within the confines of Indawgyi Lake Wildlife Sanctuary.

Citation: Dahanukar, N. 2010. Puntius didi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 May 2015.
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