|Scientific Name:||Dayella malabarica|
|Species Authority:||(Day, 1873)|
Spratelloides malabaricus Day, 1873
Dayella malabarica was originally described by Day (1873) from erstwhile
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Ali, A. & Raghavan, R.|
|Reviewer/s:||Madhusoodana Kurup, B. & Cox, N.A.|
Dayella malabarica is widely distributed in Kerala and although it faces some threats leading to habitat declines, it is still assessed as Least Concern. It is recommended that the species is studied and monitored to better understand the status.
Dayella malabarica is endemic to southwestern India, where it is widely distributed and known from the upper reaches of Vembanad Lake in Kerala and many other rivers (Kurup and Radhakrishnan 2006), including Chalakudy (Raghavan et al. 2008).
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|Population:||Although it is distributed in the lowland areas of many rivers of Kerala, it is relatively rare (Kurup and Radhakrishnan 2006).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
D. malabarica inhabits both lowland rivers and the area where rivers reach the backwaters.
|Major Threat(s):||There is an on going decline in the area and quality of habitats frequented by D. malabarica where they occur due to increased ecological transformation, sedimentation, pollution from point sources and destructive fishing practices.|
|Conservation Actions:||There is a need to gather baseline information on the population and life history traits of this species to inform future conservation action. It is not present in any protected areas.|
|Citation:||Ali, A. & Raghavan, R. 2011. Dayella malabarica. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 March 2014.|
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