|Scientific Name:||Schistura sijuensis (Menon, 1987)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Menon (1987) described Noemacheilus sijuensis from Siju cave, Meghalaya, India. Kottelat et al. (2007) treated the species in the genus Schistura.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Barbhuiya, A.H., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N. & Juffe Bignoli, D.|
This species is only found in a single location, the Siju cave of Garo Hills, Meghalaya, which has an area of approximately 400 km². Several threats, such as mining, quarrying and deforestation, are destroying this species' habitat. It is therefore assessed as Endangered.
The species may be present in suitable habitat in the adjacent state of Nagaland.
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|Range Description:||Schistura sijuensis is only recorded from Siju cave in the Garo Hills, Meghalaya, India. Occurrence in adjacent habitat in Nagaland needs confirmation.|
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|Population:||There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Schistura sijuensis is a cave-dwelling species.|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||Yes|
|Use and Trade:||The species is not in use or trade.|
|Major Threat(s):||Main threats to this species are quarrying and mining for limestone. Deforestation is also reducing habitat quality as it produces siltation and habitat disturbance.|
No conservation measures are in place. This cave should be designated as a protected area.
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Schistura sijuensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T19977A9127221.Downloaded on 23 May 2018.|
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