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Xenentodon cancila

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA ACTINOPTERYGII BELONIFORMES BELONIDAE

Scientific Name: Xenentodon cancila
Species Authority: (Hamilton, 1822)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-06
Assessor(s): Dey, S.C.
Reviewer(s): Datta, N.C., Jha, B.R. & Allen, D.J.
Contributor(s): Molur, S.
Justification:

The species populations have declined in some parts of its range (including parts of India and in Nepal) due to siltation and habitat loss and modification. However, Xenentodon cancila is assessed as Least Concern as the scacle of population decline is not thought as yet sufficent to meet the criteria for a threatened category or even the Near Threatened category.                     

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Recorded from Pakistan, India (Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Orissa, and Bihar), Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.
Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, Uttaranchal); Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: The species is fairly common in the Ganges-Brahmaputra system. In Nepal, it is not common. No information is available for other parts of its range.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Inhabits freshwaters, primarily rivers. In North Bengal it occurs in clear, gravelly, perennial streams and ponds of Terai and Duars .
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This is a surface-living fish which attains a length of 40 cm TL; common size 30 cm. Utilised in commercial fisheries and by subsistence fishers.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is habitat degradation in some parts of its range in India due to siltation caused by deforestation, and habitat loss and modification due to the loss of wetlands, especially the infilling of ponds.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Information is required on the scale and impact of threats (especially habitat degradation) on the species.

Citation: Dey, S.C. 2010. Xenentodon cancila. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 December 2014.
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