Glyptothorax prashadi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Siluriformes Sisoridae

Scientific Name: Glyptothorax prashadi Mukerji, 1932
Taxonomic Notes:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2011-05-02
Assessor(s): Ng, H.H.
Reviewer(s): Smith, K. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Fisher, J.
This species is assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of information concerning its population size and trends, distribution, biology and potential threats, stemming from the fact that it is only known from the holotype.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is known only from the lower Kyanchaung River in southern Myanmar.  It is expected to be found in the adjacent river drainages draining the western face of the Bilauktaung (Tenasserim) Range in southern Myanmar, but this awaits verification. Described from the lower Kyenchaung River in Mergui District, southern Myanmar (Mukerji 1932), and has not been encountered since its description.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on the population and its trends for this species, as it is known only from the holotype.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:UnknownPopulation severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:There is no published information on the biology of this species, but like congeners, it most likely inhabits hillstreams with a swift current, clear water and a substrate of rocks/sand.

Dominant presence at Khone falls during dry season, exhibit small peak in beginning of rainy season (Baran et al. 2005).
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown
Movement patterns:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information on the use of this species, although it may be caught for food in artisanal fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown, since there is no information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. Being a hillstream species, this species is expected to be vulnerable to anthropogenic habitat disturbance (e.g. siltation caused by deforestation).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There is no information on the population and its trends, distribution, biology and potential threats for this species.

Citation: Ng, H.H. 2012. Glyptothorax prashadi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T181125A1701175. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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