Aborichthys kempi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Cypriniformes Balitoridae

Scientific Name: Aborichthys kempi Chaudhuri, 1913
Taxonomic Notes: Chaudhuri (1913) described Aborichthys kempi from Egar stream between Renging and Rotung, Dihang River near Yembung, and Sirpo River near Renging, Abor Hills, India.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-22
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Allen, D.J. & Britz, R.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Further information is required on the species distribution and population. Investigation is required to stablish the taxonomic identity of the populations in Myanmar. Whilst the species is currenlty relativley widley distributed, it is a hill stream species, and suitable habitat is likely to be impacted by siltation and agricultural pollution, and populations are likely to be fragmented.  While more information on its distribution and biology can provide a better basis for it status in the wild, from the available information on distribution range (around 30,000km2) and threats, Aborichthys kempi is assessed as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Aborichthys kempi is known from Garo Hills in Meghalaya, Abor Hills in Arunachal Pradesh, India and Putao, Myanmar (W. Vishwanath pers. comm.).
Countries occurrence:
India (Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya); Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Demersal environment with freshwater is the main habitat of this species.  It is also mostly found in streams with pebbly bottoms; a mountain stream specialist requiring clear oxygenated water.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species which attains a length of 8 cm SL, is of no interest to fisheries.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a hill stream fish. There is continuing disturbance it its habitat due to siltation, change in the course of streams and human intervention.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information is requred on the species distribution and population.  Investigation is required to stablish the taxonomic identity of the two known populations in Myamanr and India.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.1. Wetlands (inland) - Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls)
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
  Action Recovery plan:No
  Systematic monitoring scheme:No
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Conservation sites identified:Yes, over part of range
  Occur in at least one PA:Unknown
  Area based regional management plan:No
  Invasive species control or prevention:Not Applicable
In-Place Species Management
  Harvest management plan:No
  Successfully reintroduced or introduced beningly:No
  Subject to ex-situ conservation:No
In-Place Education
  Subject to recent education and awareness programmes:No
  Included in international legislation:No
  Subject to any international management/trade controls:No
3. Energy production & mining -> 3.2. Mining & quarrying
♦ timing:Ongoing ♦ scope:Majority (50-90%) ♦ severity:Rapid Declines ⇒ Impact score:Medium Impact: 7 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.2. Dams & water management/use -> 7.2.11. Dams (size unknown)
♦ timing:Ongoing ♦ scope:Majority (50-90%) ♦ severity:Rapid Declines ⇒ Impact score:Medium Impact: 7 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

1. Research -> 1.1. Taxonomy
1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology
1. Research -> 1.5. Threats

Bibliography [top]

Chaudhuri, B. L. 1913. Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-12. XVIII. Fish. Records of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) 8: 243-257.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Aborichthys kempi. In: . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T166592A6243089. . Downloaded on 19 July 2018.
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