||Haludaria melanampyx (Day, 1865)
Dravidia melanampys (Day, 1865)
Labeo melanampyx Day, 1865
Puntius melanampyx (Day, 1865)
||Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.). 2015. Catalog of Fishes. Updated 7 January 2015. Available at: http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp. (Accessed: 7 January 2015).
||It is evident that the species referred to as either Puntius fasciatus or Puntius melanampyx is the same. Jayaram (1981, 2010) does not recognize the species P. fasciatus in two of his books. He instead calls the species with similar characters and distribution, P. melanampyx. But, he recognizes it as P. fasciatus in his 1991 edition, Revision of the Genus Puntius. He also identifies subspecies of the same, that are applied to both specific names. Various other workers have used both names in the same checklist, considering them as different species. However, it is more or less clear that only one species, P. fasciatus, is valid and the P. melanampyx can be considered a synonym. More work has to be done on clearing the status of various subspecies or varieties with the help of geographical location, morphology and molecular phylogenetics.
|Red List Category & Criteria:
||Rema Devi, K.R., Gopalakrishnan, A., Arunachalam, M., Shrikant, J., Johnson, J.A., Rahul, K. & Molur, S.
Haludaria melanampyx is a widespread species. Although there is some taxonomic uncertainty around this species, 'as per available genetic work, this is considered valid'. But owing to taxonomic ambiguity and confusion with H. fasciatus, its actual distribution vis-a-vis H. fasciatus is not established, hence it is assessed as Data Deficient.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
- 2011 – Data Deficient (DD)