Puntius kannikattiensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Puntius kannikattiensis
Species Authority: Arunachalam & Johnson, 2003
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: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-03-28
Assessor(s): Dahanukar, N.
Reviewer(s): Raghavan, R. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Puntius kannikattiensis is assessed as Least Concern because even though the species is known only from two locations restricted in its range to less than 2000 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.

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).
India (Tamil Nadu)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Puntius 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. 2013. Puntius kannikattiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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