Pethia nankyweensis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Pethia nankyweensis
Species Authority: Kullander, 2008
Puntius nankyweensis Kullander, 2008
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 7 January 2015).
Taxonomic Notes: Kullander (2008) described Puntius nankyweensis from Myanmar and placed under the P. conchonius species group. Kullander and Britz (2008) considered it as valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2010-03-12
Assessor(s): Singh, L.
Reviewer(s): Barbhuiya, A.H., Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N., Chaudhry, S. & Vishwanath, W.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Pethia nankyweensis is thought to have a restricted range. Although it is known only from four locations near Myitkyina in Myanmar, where its total extent of occurrence is approximately 6,000 km², more research needed to determine its real distribution, population structure, and threats are needed to make a proper assessment. It is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

Previously published Red List assessments:
2010 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from small streams near Myitkyina, Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 6000-6100
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Number of Locations: 4
Continuing decline in number of locations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations: Unknown
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Population [top]


There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species inhabits small streams.

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

There is no information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There is no threat information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

More research into distribution, biology, population, trends and threats are required.

Citation: Singh, L. 2015. Pethia nankyweensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T168561A70229280. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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