|Scientific Name:||Puntius padamya|
|Species Authority:||Kullander & Britz, 2008|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Kullander and Britz (2008) described Puntius padamya from the Ayeyarwaddy River drainage, Myanmar and placed under the Puntius conchonius species group. According to them, Puntius padamya is apparently the same species as the ornamental fish species known as the “Odessa barb” which was first introduced in the aquarium trade in the early 1970s. It was said to have first appeared in pet fish enthusiasts’ circles in Odessa, Ukraine, from where it got the name, and was treated later variously as an undescribed species of unknown origin, as a subspecies of P. ticto (Stallknecht 1973), or as P. conchonius (Axelrod et al. 1980).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Juffe Bignoli, D., Chaudhry, S., Dahanukar, N., Barbhuiya, A.H., Rema Devi, K.R. & Vishwanath, W.|
Puntius padamya has a restricted range in wild. It is known only from two locations in central
|Range Description:||Puntius padamya is was described from an artificial pond in Toe Gyi village, situated just above the Anisakan Falls near Pyin Oo Lwin, on the road Mandalay-Hsipaw (Irrawaddy basin) and from the lower Chindwin River.|
Native:Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species inhabits artificial ponds and rivers.|
No information about threats to the species is available. The impact of wild collection for the aquarium trade should be studied.
Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing extreme population fluctuations.
|Citation:||Singh, L. 2010. Puntius padamya. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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