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Danionella translucida

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII CYPRINIFORMES CYPRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Danionella translucida
Species Authority: Roberts, 1986

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-05-06
Assessor(s): Britz, R.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J., Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Daniel, B.A.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:
Danionella translucida was described from Dayame Chaung on the eastern side of the Bago Yoma mountain range in Myanmar and subsequently also found in additional streams on the southeastern and southern end of Bago Yoma. It is currently found in lowland streams at the foot of the mountain range, and there are currently no known threats and the species is not utilised for food. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Described from Dayame Chaung on the eastern side of the Bago Yoma mountain range in Myanmar (Roberts 1986). Subsequently also found in additional streams on the southeastern and southern end of Bago Yoma (R. Britz pers. comm.). Known from around six localities.
Countries:
Native:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: Where they occur they are abundant, with several hundreds easily caught with a dip net within an hour (R. britz pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Wide lowland streams at the foot of the mountain range with a constant flow, a sandy to muddy bottom and usually turbid water. They stay in the cooler areas of the stream, that is, closer to the banks or in deeper cooler water layers. This is the smallest freshwater fish in the region, maturing at 10-11 mm SL.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This is the smallest freshwater fish in the region of this assessment maturing at 10-11 mm SL, and not utilized as food due to their minute size.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats are known at present, but the potential impact of dams within the region need to be studied.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information on the species range and distribution is required, especially in higher altitude streams within the currently known range, and there is no potential threats to the species.

Citation: Britz, R. 2010. Danionella translucida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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