Pethia macrogramma


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pethia macrogramma
Species Authority: (Kullander, 2008)
Puntius macrogramma Kullander, 2008
Taxonomic Notes: Kullander (2008) described Puntius macrogramma from the streams near Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar.  

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2010-02-23
Assessor(s): Singh, L.
Reviewer(s): Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Daniel, B.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Pethia macrogramma is a recently described species (Kullander 2008). It is known only from five locations near Myitkyina, in Myanmar, where its total extent of occurrence is approximately 6,000 km². No further information is available on its population structure, threats to habitats and level of exploitation. More research is needed to find out the exact distribution, population, and threats. The species is therefore listed as Data Deficient.

2010 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pethia macrogramma is known only from the streams near Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar.
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]


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

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Pethia macrogramma inhabits mountain streams of Myanmar. 
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

It is a potential ornamental species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

The threats to this species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

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

Citation: Singh, L. 2015. Pethia macrogramma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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