Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits slow moving rivers with sandy bottom (Ref. 41236).
  • Menon, A.G.K. 1999 Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
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Distribution

Range Description

In India the species is reported form northern Bengal, Assam, Manipur (Menon 1999). In Myanmar it is reported from Indawgyi Lake.

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Asia: India, Bangladesh, Myanmar.
  • Menon, A.G.K. 1999 Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
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Asia: Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Analsoft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 47 - 52
  • Britz, R. and J. Maclaine 2007 A review of the eel-loaches, genus Pangio, from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(1):17-30. (Ref. 57993)
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Size

Max. size

6.5 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 85009))
  • Shrestha, T.K. 2008 Ichthyology of Nepal: a study of fishes of the Himalayan waters. Kathmandu : Himalayan Ecosphere, 388 p., [104] p. of plates : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm. (Ref. 85009)
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Diagnostic Description

Differs from members of the P. kuhlii and P. shelfordii groups and the Myanmar P. signicauda and P. lumbriciformis by having plain brown color pattern. Distinguished from species of the P. anguillaris group and P. signicauda and P. lumbriciformis by possessing fewer abdominal vertebrae (34-39 vs 40-52). Differs from the other members of the P. oblonga group by the following characters: from P. filinaris and P. mariarum by the absence of the nasal barbel (vs presence) and from P. oblonga by a narrower body (7.6-9 times SL vs 7.2-7.7). Can be differentiated from all other Myanmar species by the longer pectoral fins (8.2-9.6 % SL vs 5.3-7.0), and further from P. elongata, P. lumbriciformis and P. signicauda by a deeper body (body depth 13.5-16.3 % SL vs 6.5-9.3) and a deeper (caudal peduncle depth 7.5-9.7 % SL vs 4.1-5.5 % SL) and shorter caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle length 10.5-12.5 % SL vs 14.9-16.6 % SL), from P. fusca and P. apoda by presence of the pelvic girdle and pelvic fins (vs absence), from P.signicauda and P. lumbriciformis by the plain brown coloration (vs with dark marks on body and fins), from P. fusca by the number of abdominal vertebrae (34-39 vs 41-44) and the absence of a nasal barbel (vs presence), and from P. elongata by relatively more posteriorly placed pelvic fins (prepelvic length 79-86.8 % SL vs 56.3 % SL) (Ref. 57993).
  • Britz, R. and J. Maclaine 2007 A review of the eel-loaches, genus Pangio, from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(1):17-30. (Ref. 57993)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology

Found in rivers, streams and lakes with good vegetation cover. It is found in good numbers in Indawgyi lake where there are hanging roots and hence removal of vegetation may affect the habitat of this species.


Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Chaudhry, S.

Reviewer/s
Rema Devi, K.R., Arunachalam, M., Dahanukar, N. & Daniel, B.A.

Contributor/s
Molur, S.

Justification

Pangio pangia is a widespread species with no known major threats and hence placed under Least Concern.

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Population

Population

There is no information on the population and its trends for this species.


Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to the species are not known.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions

More research about the distribution and the biology of this species is needed, as there is insufficient information available. Potential threats to this species also need to be identified.

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Wikipedia

Pangio pangia

Pangio pangia is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Pangio.

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