Pethia stoliczkanus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pethia stoliczkanus
Species Authority: (Day, 1871)
Barbus stoliczkanus Day, 1871
Puntius stoliczkanus (Day, 1871)
Taxonomic Notes: Puntius stoliczkanus has been considered as a junior synonym of P. ticto (Hora et al. 1937, Talwar and Jhingran 1991, Jayaram 1991, Menon 1999). Nevertheless, recently several authors have treated this species as a valid species distinct from P. ticto (Menon et al. 2000, Kullander and Fang 2005, Shantakumar and Vishwanath  2006, Linthoingambi and Vishwanath  2007). Linthoingambi and Vishwanath  (2007) have discussed the status of P. ticto and P. stoliczkanus and have highlighted the characters which separate these species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2010-03-19
Assessor(s): Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer(s): Kar, D, Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Chaudhry, S., Vishwanath, W. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Pethia stoliczkanus is a widely distributed species reported from northeastern India, Myanmar, Thiland and Laos. This species is also grown in captivity as it is an important aquarium fish. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
2010 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: It occurs in Myanmar (Chindwin Basin), India (Chindwin basin in Manipur), Thailand and Laos (Linthoingambi and Vishwanath  2007).
India (Manipur); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Myanmar; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: No information is available. Although it is a relatively common species throughout its range it is not as abundant as other species in the genus.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It occurs in streams and lakes.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Pethis stoliczkanus is of commercial importance as aquarium fish and is used to create hybrid variants of tiger barbs and other barbs (Tamaru et al. 1997).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are recommended for this species.

Citation: Dahanukar, N. 2015. Pethia stoliczkanus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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