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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.
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)
Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. Covers ranges, e.g., a global range, or a narrower one; may be biogeographical, political or other (e.g., managed areas like conservencies); endemism; native or exotic. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat.
Describes the likelihood of the species becoming extinct in the present day or in the near future. Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends. However, this is the preferred element if an object includes all of these things and details about conservation listings.
Bibliography: IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).; Kharat, S. S., Khillare, Y. K. and Dahanukar, N. 2008. Allometric scaling in growth and reproduction of a freshwater loach Nemacheilus mooreh (Sykes, 1839). Electronic Journal of Ichthyology 4(1): 8-17.; Menon, A.G.K. 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India..; Sykes, W.H. 1839. On the fishes of the Deccan. Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 6: 157-165.