Danio kyathit 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Danio kyathit
Species Authority: Fang, 1998
Taxonomic Notes: Fang (1998) described the species from near Myitkyina, Myanmar.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-22
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Barbhuiya, A.H., Juffe Bignoli, D., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N. & Chaudhry, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Danio kyathit's extent of occurrence is small and it is restricted to less than five locations.  There is not much information available on this species yet, but more research is recommended.  However, based on its restricted distribution currently known and the potential threat from overexploitation due to its ornamental trade interest, the species is assessed as Near Threatened with recommendations for continuous monitoring on the situation as well as further distribution studies to reevaluate the status, as and when required.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: D. kyathit is known from Upper parts of three right bank tributaries of the upper Irrawady near Myitkyina, the Hpa-Lap Chaung, Nogaung and Chindwin rivers in Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Number of Locations: 2
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It inhabits small stream with clear or brownish and fast running water with deep bamboo forest on both banks, more than 80% shaded, with mud and small stones on the bottom.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Since they are small sized fish having beautiful colouration, they can be used as an ornamental fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species might potentially suffer from overexploitation due to its ornamental interest in the near future and habitat destruction caused by destructive fishing.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Habitat of D. kyathit is not protected. But there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing extreme population fluctuations.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Danio kyathit. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168573A6517684. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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