Pethia meingangbii 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Pethia meingangbii
Species Authority: (Arunkumar & Tombi Singh, 2003)
Puntius bizonatus Vishwanath & Laisram, 2004
Puntius meingangbii Arunkumar & Tombi Singh, 2003
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 7 January 2015).
Taxonomic Notes: Arunkumar and Tombi Singh (2002) described Puntius meingangbii from Manipur, India. Kullander and Fang (2005) placed under the Puntius conchonius group within the genus. Kullander and Britz (2008) recognised it as valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2010-02-24
Assessor(s): Singh, L.
Reviewer(s): Barbhuiya, A.H., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N., Chaudhry, S. & Vishwanath, W.

Puntius meingangbii is known only from nine locations in north eastern India and Myanmar, where its total extent of occurrence (EOO) is approximately 10,186 km2. This species is known to be common and faces no major widespread threats. More research is needed to confirm actual distribution and possible threats. The species is therefore listed as Least Concern.

Previously published Red List assessments:
2010 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Manipur (Chindwin-Irrawaddy drainage), in northeastern India and Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
India (Manipur); Myanmar
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 10186
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Number of Locations: 9
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Population [top]


No information available although it is beleived to be common  in the Chindwin drainage in Myanmar based on recent collections from Tamu east to around Monywa (Kullander pers. comm. 2010).

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species is found in permanent rivers, streams, lakes and pools.

Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

In Manipur (India) it is consumed by the local people as food. The fish is sold in the Moreh Market, Manipur, India in very small scale.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

No information available. However, Lokchao river, the type locality of the species has several disturbances due to anthropogenic activities. The river flows near Moreh town, which is an active centre for international trade between India and Myanmar. Thus threats are expected.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

No information available.

Citation: Singh, L. 2015. Pethia meingangbii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T168547A6512154. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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