Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cobitidae

Scientific Name: Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis Arunkumar, 2000
Taxonomic Notes: Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis Arunkumar, 2000 was described from Lairok Maru, a tributary of Lokchao River, near Moreh, Chandel District of Manipur, India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-06-15
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Daniel, B.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis occurs only in Manipur in India and the neighbouring Myanmar Yu River drainage.  The range is just over 20,000 km2 and with no threats known to the species it is assessed as Least Concern with a caution that more research is required and that the species is reassessed with more information at a later date.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:It is known from Yu River system, Irrawaddy drainage of India (Manipur) and Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
India (Manipur); Myanmar
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It occurs in streams and mid reaches of rivers.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is a food fish and of ornamental value.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Urbanisation (road construction) and habitat loss.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Not much information on conservation status is available.  Further information on the species habitat and population trends is required.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168493A6502218. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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