Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis
Species Authority: (Blyth, 1860)
Cobitis rubidipinnis Blyth, 1860
Nemacheilus rubidipinnis (Blyth, 1860)
Nemachilus rubidipinnis (Blyth, 1860)
Taxonomic Notes: Blyth (1860) described Cobitis rubidipinnis from Rangoon (or possibly Mandalay), Myanmar.  Kottelat (1990) put the species under Acanthocobitis Peters.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-22
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Barbhuiya, A.H., Rema Devi, K.R., Dahanukar, N., Chaudhry, S. & Juffe Bignoli, D.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis is a widely distributed species throughout Myanmar with no major widespread threats affecting its population.  It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis occurs in several regions of Myanmar.
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: It has a widespread distribution and is fairly common throughout its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Hill stream fish dwelling in streams with colourful pebbles on the bottom.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species with a maximum length of 8 cm. It has minor fishery value. However it may be of used as ornamental fish because of its beautiful colouration.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It may be threatened by habitat destruction due to human interference.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Further survey work is needed to determine whether or not this species is experiencing a decline, or is undergoing natural population fluctuations.

Bibliography [top]

Blyth, E. 1860. Report on some fishes received chiefly from the Sitang River and its tributary streams, Tenasserim Provinces. J. & Proc. Asiatic Soc. Bengal, 29(2): 138-174.

IUCN. 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2010.4). Available at: (Accessed: 27 October 2010).

Kottelat, M. 1990. Indochinese nemacheilines. A revision of nemacheiline loaches (Pisces: Cypriniformes) of Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and southern Viet Nam. Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, M√ľnchen, Germany., Germany.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Acanthocobitis rubidipinnis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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