Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Cyprinidae

Scientific Name: Haludaria kannikattiensis
Species Authority: (Arunachalam & Johnson, 2003)
Dravidia kannikattiensis (Arunachalam & Johnson, 2003)
Puntius kannikattiensis Arunachalam & Johnson, 2003
Taxonomic Source(s): Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: (Accessed: 7 January 2015).
Taxonomic Notes: Puntius kannikattiensis is recently described species by Arunachalam and Johnson (2003) from Tamiraparani River, Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2011-03-30
Assessor(s): Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer(s): Raghavan, R. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Haludaria kannikattiensis is assessed as Least Concern because even though the species is known only from two locations restricted in its range to less than 2,000 km², the known populations are from a protected area. However, there is a need for research on population status, life history and threats to the species.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2013 Least Concern (LC)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is endemic to the southern Western Ghats of India and is known from Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve of Tamil Nadu (Arunachalam and Johnson 2003, 2009).
Countries occurrence:
India (Tamil Nadu)
Number of Locations: 2
Lower elevation limit (metres): 500
Upper elevation limit (metres): 650
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Haludaria kannikattiensis is known from hill streams.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on use and trade for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to the species are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is known from Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve. Research is needed on population status, life history and threats to the species.

Citation: Dahanukar, N. 2015. Haludaria kannikattiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T172398A70097498. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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