Monopterus roseni 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae

Scientific Name: Monopterus roseni Bailey & Gans, 1998
Taxonomic Notes:

Monopterus roseni was described by Bailey and Gans (1998) from a well in Periyam village, North Kerala.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-07-01
Assessor(s): Raghavan, R. & Ali, A.
Reviewer(s): Madhusoodana Kurup, B., Basheer, V.S., Dahanukar, N., Abraham, R. & Cox, N.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Monopterus roseni is assessed as Data Deficient as no information is available on this subterranean species since it was initially described.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:No information on the distribution of M. roseni is available except for its type locality Periyam Village (Kerala-India) (Bailey and Gans 1998).
Countries occurrence:
India (Kerala)
Additional data:
Lower elevation limit (metres):50
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:The species is known only from its type locality: a subterranean well (Bailey and Gans 1998).

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on the threats to M. roseni.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Baseline information on M. roseni including its distribution, population and life history need to be determined to inform conservation action. It is not known from any protected areas.

Citation: Raghavan, R. & Ali, A. 2011. Monopterus roseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172478A6900390. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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