|Scientific Name:||Schistura savona|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Hamilton (1822) described Cobitis savona from Kosi River at Nathpur. Banarescu & Nalbant (1995) placed the species in the genus Schistura.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N., Daniel, B.A. & Molur, S.|
Schistura savona is a widely distributed species in the Himalaya from Uttar Pradesh across Nepal to Darjeeling with no major identified threats. Hence it is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Schistura savona is found along the eastern Himalaya in Tista drainage at Darjeeling through Nepal, to Karnali and Kali drainages in Uttar Pradesh (Menon 1987)|
Native:India (Uttar Pradesh, 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:||The species is found to inhabit rapid hillstreams with gravel.|
|Use and Trade:||The species is not utilized, but is a potential ornamental fish.|
No known major threats known to this species.
The species is not known from any protected areas, and clearly there is a need for improved habitat protection at sites where this species is known to occur. Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing natural population fluctuations.
Banarescu, P. & T. T. Nalbant. 1995. A generical classification of Nemacheilinae with description of two new genera (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Travaux du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa" . 35: 429-495.
Hamilton, F. 1822. An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges and its branches. Edinburgh & London i-vii: 1-405.
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. 1987. The fauna of India and the adjacent countries. Pisces. Vol. IV. Teleostei - Cobitoidea. Part 1. Homalopteridae. Zoological Survey of India.
|Citation:||Vishwanath, W. 2010. Schistura savona. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 December 2014.|
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