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Neonoemacheilus morehensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Neonoemacheilus morehensis Arunkumar, 2000
Taxonomic Notes: Arunkumar (2000) described Neonoemacheilus morehensis from Lokchao River, Manipur (Chindwin basin)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-23
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:

Neonoemacheilus morehensis is known only from its original description location in Manipur, India. It can be expected to be present in Myanmar in the Chindwin basin. More research is necessary to find out its range of distribution, life history, population or threats. It is therefore assessed as Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is found in Lokchao River, Moreh, Manipur (Myanmar border), 85 kilometers southeast of Imphal, Manipur. It can also be expected in the Chindwin basin, Myanmar.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
India (Manipur); Myanmar
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Number of Locations:1
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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:YesPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:They are mostly found amongst pebbles and shingles in rapid running hill streams and rivers.
Systems:Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Being a hillstream fish, it is difficult to explore on a large scale and thus is found to be of no interest in fisheries on a commercial scale. Likely to be used at the local scale.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is prone to threats such as habitat destruction caused by deforestation, siltation, and other human interference.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known from any protected areas, and clearly 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 natural population fluctuations.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Neonoemacheilus morehensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168592A6521302. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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