|Scientific Name:||Trichogaster chuna|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Hamilton (1822) described Trichopodus chuna from Ganges River. Now the species is under Trichogaster (Tofper and Schindler 2009).
Hamilton described male and female of this species under two different species T. chuna, and T. sota.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Britz, R., Datta, N.C., Dey, S.C., Jha, B.R. & Allen, D.J.|
Since Trichogaster chuna is widely distributed and without significant threats, it is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Trichogaster chuna is known from Gangetic provinces, and from Assam, and Manipur in India, and from Nepal and Bangladesh. It appears to be a low altitude species.|
Native:Bangladesh; India (Assam, Manipur, West Bengal); Nepal
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There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.
|Habitat and Ecology:||
Most species has been found in pools, ditches, innundated fields, ponds and beels. Occurs in rivers and lakes with vegetation.
|Use and Trade:||This is a not an uncommon species; of no interest to fisheries, but is included in the aquarium trade.|
Level of collection for the aquarium trade varies, but the threats to this species remain unknown.
There are no current threats, but the level of collection for the aquarium trade should be monitored.
Hamilton, F. 1822. An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges and its branches. Constable and Co, Edinburgh, UK.
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
Menon, A.G.K. 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India..
Topfer, J.andSchindler, I. 2009. On the type species of Trichopodus (Teleostei: Perciformes: Osphronemidae. Vertebrate Zoology 59(1): 49-51.
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Trichogaster chuna. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 December 2014.|