Mastacembelus dayi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Mastacembelus dayi
Species Authority: Boulenger, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Boulenger (1912) described Mastacembelus dayi from Irrawady drainage, Myanmar.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-01-23
Assessor(s): Vishwanath, W.
Reviewer(s): Britz, R., Jha, B.R. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.

Mastacembelus dayi is widely distributed in the Irrawady and Chindwin river drainages, and is utilized at low levels by local fishers. It is currently assessed as Least Concern until further information on the species population, distribution and trends become available.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Mastacembelus dayi is known from lowland areas of the Irrawaddy basin (including the Chindwin) of western Myanmar.  Its distribution in the region is wide.
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: Mastacembelus dayi has been confused with other species, but is likely fairly common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species is known from lowland areas of the Irrawady basin.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is used locally as a food fish.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No immediate threats are known.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further information is required on the species distribution.

Bibliography [top]

Boulenger, G. A. 1912. A synopsis of the fishes of the genus MAstacemlus. Journel of the Academy of Natural Sciences 15(Second series): 197-203.

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

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Mastacembelus dayi. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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