|Scientific Name:||Botia dario|
|Species Authority:||(Hamilton, 1822)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N., Vishwanath, W., Daniel, B.A. & Molur, S.|
Botia dario is the most common of all Botia species and is also very widespread. Although there are threats to its habitats and it is heavily harvested for ornamental trade, the species is hardy and is therefore assessed as Least Concern. If impacts of harvest and threats become apparent, this species must be evaluated accordingly in future.
|Range Description:||Botia dario is distributed in the Ganga and Brahmaputra drainages in India, and Meghna basin in Bangladesh.|
Native:Bangladesh; India (Assam, Bihar, Darjiling, Jharkand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal)
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|Population:||This is the most common of all Botia species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It is a species of rivers and streams.|
|Use and Trade:||It is used as an ornamental fish.|
|Major Threat(s):||Though habitat destruction is rampant throughout its range of distribution, the species is hardy and widespread. The impact of harvest for the aquarium trade should be monitored.|
|Conservation Actions:||Impact of threats on species population requires confirmation. The species may be declining due to ornamental fish trade, but this information is not quantified.|
IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 27 October 2010).
|Citation:||Chaudhry, S. 2010. Botia dario. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 July 2014.|
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