Channa aurantimaculata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Perciformes Channidae

Scientific Name: Channa aurantimaculata Musikasinthorn, 2000
Taxonomic Notes: Channa aurantimaculata (Orange-spotted Snakehead) is a recently described species (Musikasinthorn 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-03-23
Assessor(s): Chaudhry, S.
Reviewer(s): Jha, B.R., Datta, N.C., Britz, R., Dey, S.C., Vishwanath, W. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Channa aurantimaculata has a localised population, and at present is only known from the type locality, but there is insufficient information on the species distribution, and it is assessed as Data Deficient at present. The species is utilised in the aquarium trade and the trade should be monitored, which could also provide further information on the species distribution.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Its type locality is Dibrugarh, the most northeastern area of Assam, it is found in the Brahmaputra River basin in Assam.
Countries occurrence:
India (Assam)
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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:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Forest streams, ponds, and swamps adjacent to the Brahmaputra River in subtropical rainforest conditions (Musikasinthorn 2000). This species grows to 16 in (40 cm). It is a mouthbrooder as the most of the smaller snakeheads. It is probably carnivorous like other members of this genus.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No threats known but they are known to be used as aquarium fish, and likely captured in small numbers by local fishers for subsistence use.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Limited information available; the only confirmed exploitation is for the aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information is required on the species habitat, ecology and distribution.

Citation: Chaudhry, S. 2010. Channa aurantimaculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168600A6522744. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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