Pethia narayani


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pethia narayani
Species Authority: (Hora, 1937)
Barbus narayani Hora, 1937
Puntius narayani (Hora, 1937)
Taxonomic Notes: Puntius narayani was described from the Cauvery River in Coorg by Hora in 1937.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 2010-10-13
Assessor(s): Shaji, C.P.
Reviewer(s): Dahanukar, N., Raghavan, R., Ali, A. & Molur, S.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Pethia narayani is widely distributed and there are no known major threats although several minor threats affect its populations in some parts, but it is assessed as Least Concern.
2013 Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pethia narayani is widely distributed in the northern and central Western Ghats of Karnataka.  It has been recorded from Karnataka (Tunga, Netravathi, C.P. Shaji pers. comm.; Bhadra, Menon and Yazdani 1968, Sitanadi, Arunachalam 2004, Aghanashini and Bedti, Arunachalam 2000, Bhat 2004), Goa (Sanguem: Chhapgar and Sane 1980), Maharashtra (Raigad and Ratnagiri districts: S. Jadhav pers. comm., Dhom reservoir and Krishna River, Satara District: Jayaram 1991).
India (Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra)
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Population [top]

Population: Population data is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in clear streams in shallow areas with a sandy bottom along with submerged leaf litter.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is a popular aquarium fish

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Deforestation, sandmining, sewage, pollution, agricultural runoff, water abstraction, exotics and ornamental fish trade in some areas are potential threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Research on population trends, habitats and threats needed.

Citation: Shaji, C.P. 2015. Pethia narayani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 July 2015.
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