Mastacembelus dayi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Synbranchiformes Mastacembelidae

Scientific Name: Mastacembelus dayi 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.
Countries occurrence:
Myanmar (Myanmar (mainland))
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Number of Locations:1
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Population [top]

Population:Mastacembelus dayi has been confused with other species, but is likely fairly common.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations:UnknownPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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.

Citation: Vishwanath, W. 2010. Mastacembelus dayi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T168491A6501817. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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