Horaglanis alikunhii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Clariidae

Scientific Name: Horaglanis alikunhii Subhash Babu & Nayar, 2004
Common Name(s):
English Alikunhii's Blind Catfish
Taxonomic Notes: Horaglanis alikunhii was described by Babu and Nayar (2004) from Parappukkara, Thrissur District, Kerala, India. It is currently known only from a single specimen.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-06-21
Assessor(s): Raghavan, R., Ali, A. & Kakkasery, F.
Reviewer(s): Shaji, C.P., Madhusoodana Kurup, B., Basheer, V.S., Anna Mercy, T.V., Dahanukar, N. & Cox, N.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Horaglanis alikunhii, a poorly known species is categorized as Data Deficient as there is currently little information available on its distribution, ecology or threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Horaglanis alikunhii is endemic to the subterranean wells in the village of Parappukara, Thrissur District, Kerala, India (Babu and Nayar 2004).
Countries occurrence:
India (Kerala)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Upper elevation limit (metres):1
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population of H. alikunhii. It is known only from the holotype.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Lives in subterranean channels (Babu and Nayar 2004).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use of H. alikunhii either for food or for non-consumptive purposes.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats to H. alikunhii are not known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are in place. There is a need to document life history and population characteristics of this very rare and endemic blind catfish.

Citation: Raghavan, R., Ali, A. & Kakkasery, F. 2011. Horaglanis alikunhii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172402A6884833. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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