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Schistura zonata McClelland, 1839

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Very little is known about this species. It seems not to have been collected since the original description; however cannot be sure at present. It was considered a synonym of Nemacheilus scaturigina by (Menon, 1987), but to be a valid species by (Bănărescu & Nalbant, 1995). There is thus some uncertainly regards its taxonomic validity, and this needs to be resolved for conservation reasons; whether it is worth trying to rediscover this putative species or not.

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1839 or before?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient

 

Distribution

upper Assam, India

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

McClelland, J. (1839). Indian Cyprinidae. Asiatic Researches 19: 217-471.

 

Other references:

Bănărescu, P. M. and Nalbant, T. T. (1995). A generical classification of Nemacheilinae with description of two new genera (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Travaux du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 35: 429-496.

Menon, A. G. K. (1987). The fauna of India and the adjacent countries. Pisces. Vol. IV. Teleostei - Cobitoidea. Part 1. Homalopteridae. Zoological Survey of India.

Vishwanath, W. (2010). Schistura zonata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 14 December 2012.

 

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