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Monopterus digressus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Synbranchiformes Synbranchidae

Scientific Name: Monopterus digressus Gopi, 2002
Taxonomic Notes: Monopterus digressus was described by Gopi (2002) from a homestead well in Kuthiravattom, Calicut District, Kerala, India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-06-30
Assessor(s): Raghavan, R. & Ali, A.
Reviewer(s): Arunachalam, M., Madhusoodana Kurup, B., Basheer, V.S., Dahanukar, N., Abraham, R. & Cox, N.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:
Monopterus digressus is a very poorly known species recorded only recently from the type locality, hence it is Data Deficient.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:No information on the distribution of M. digressus is available except for its type locality - Kuthiravattom, Calicut (Kerala-India) (Gopi 2002).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
India (Kerala)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:1
Lower elevation limit (metres):40
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Recorded from homestead wells (Gopi 2002).
Systems:Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): As the wells from where M. digressus was recorded were located within human habitation (Gopi 2002), it is reasonable to suspect that the habitats may be prone to anthropogenic impacts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Baseline information on the species 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 digressus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172489A6902653. . Downloaded on 25 May 2018.
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