Aborichthys garoensis is considered to be Vulnerable since the extent of occurence < 20,000 km2 accompanied by habitat destruction (due to siltation caused by deforestation and agricultural development). This assessment should be revisited if further inforamtion becomes available on the species taxonomy (given the unconnected currently known populations), distributions, and threats.
Aborichthys garoensis is known from the Garo Hills, Meghalaya (southern tributary of the Brahmaputra) and Dikrong River (northern tributary), Arunachal Pradesh, India (W. Vishwanath pers. comm.). No information is known on presence in intermediate basins.
India (Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya)
♦ Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):
♦ Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):
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.