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Nangra nangra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII SILURIFORMES SISORIDAE

Scientific Name: Nangra nangra
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)
Common Name(s):
English Kosi Nangra
Synonym(s):
Gagata nangra Hamilton, 1822
Macrones nangra Hamilton, 1822
Nangra buchanani Day, 1877
Pimelodus nangra Hamilton, 1822

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Justification:
N. nangra has been assessed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution and lack of any known major widespread threats to the species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: N. nangra occurs in Pakistan, India (in the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers), Bangladesh and Nepal.
Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; India; Nepal; Pakistan
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Population [top]

Population: N. nangra is reported to be a rare species in Nepal.

Molur and Walker (1998) reported a 30% decline in N. nagra in ten years, however the data behind this is not known, and no information for the most recent ten year period are available.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: N. nangra is a demersal species, which inhabits the upper reaches of rivers.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Pollution and loss of habitat from anthropogenic factors are likely threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures currently in place.

Citation: Devi, R. & Boguskaya, N. 2009. Nangra nangra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.
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