|Scientific Name:||Mastacembelus armatus|
|Species Authority:||(Lacepède, 1800)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Mastacembelus armatus is probably a species complex and further taxonomic work is required to clarify the taxonomy.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Rayamajhi, A., Jha, B.R. & Sharma, C.|
|Reviewer/s:||Allen, D., Britz, R. & Vishwanath, W.|
A widespread species with no known major widespread threats, Mastacembelus armatus is assessed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Fresh and brackish waters in Bangladesh; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Myanmar; Nepal; Thailand; Cambodia; Vietnam, and northeastern India; found in the Hoogly and Bhagirathi River systems in West Bengal; the Lohit district Arunachal Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh: (Dehra Dun, Tehri, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Nainital, Almora, Pithoragarh). It is likely present in other northeast Indian states.
Native:Bangladesh; Cambodia; China; India (Arunachal Pradesh, Jharkand, Uttaranchal, West Bengal); Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam
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In Nepal, the species is found commonly at quite high altitudes in river Tawi (Jammu) and its tributaries. Seasonal availability of some important fishes in some rivers of
|Habitat and Ecology:||Inhabits fresh waters in plains and hills.|
No information available on threats to this species. It is caught by local level fisheries.
More information is required on the species population and distribution.
|Citation:||Rayamajhi, A., Jha, B.R. & Sharma, C. 2010. Mastacembelus armatus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 May 2013.|
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