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"Taxonomic Notes: Nemacheilus mooreh was described by Sykes (1839) from Deccan, India. Nemacheilus sinuatus (Day 1870) and N. aureus (Day 1872) are considered junior synonyms of this species."
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Brief

"Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1 Year Assessed: 2010 Conservation Actions: Currently there is no specific action plan directed towards Ambassis dussumieri. Research on the population status, ecology and threats to the species is essential."
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Biology

Occurs in streams with pebbly or sandy bottom (Ref. 41236).
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Distribution

Range Description

Endemic to Peninsular India and known from upper Godavary and upper Krishna drainages in Maharashtra, Arakku Valley (Andhra Pradesh) and Waynad, Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu/Kerala) (Menon 1999).

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"Range Description: Endemic to Peninsular India and known from upper Godavary and upper Krishna drainages in Maharashtra, Arakku Valley (Andhra Pradesh) and Waynad, Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu/Kerala) (Menon 1999). Countries - Native: India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka - Presence Uncertain, Kerala - Presence Uncertain, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu - Presence Uncertain)"
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Hoogly River, India and Nepal.
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Asia: Peninsular India.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 44 mm SL
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Max. size

4.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Like other nemacheiline loaches, this species also inhabits fast flowing streams with sandy or pebbly substrates. Can be found in stands of aquatic vegetation (Cryptocoryne species). It breeds twice in a year, once during August-September and during February-March (Kharat et al. 2008).

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; 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
2011

Assessor/s
Raghavan, R. & Ali, A.

Reviewer/s
Rema Devi, K.R., Gopalakrishnan, A., Arunachalam, M., Shrikant, J., Johnson, J.A., Rahul, K. & Molur, S.

Contributor/s
Molur, S.

Justification
Nemacheilus mooreh has been assessed as Least Concern, as while there are threats to the species in parts of its range, it is widely distributed and not considered to be at risk of extinction.
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"Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1 Year Assessed: 2010 Conservation Actions: Currently there is no specific action plan directed towards Ambassis dussumieri. Research on the population status, ecology and threats to the species is essential."
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population of N. mooreh from the Western Ghats. It is a fairly common species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
It is threatened in parts of its range by pollution, including siltation of streams resulting from deforestation of surrounding areas.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There is a need to generate baseline information on the distribution, population status and threats to this poorly known species. It is presumed to be present in some protected areas.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: of no interest
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