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Puntius macrogramma

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Puntius macrogramma
Species Authority: 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: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-02-21
Assessor(s): Singh, L.
Reviewer(s): Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Daniel, B.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:

Puntius 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.

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population:

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

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Puntius 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. 2010. Puntius macrogramma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 August 2014.
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