Sahyadria chalakkudiensis

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Sahyadria chalakkudiensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Cyprinidae
Genus: Sahyadria
Species: S. chalakkudiensis
Binomial name
Sahyadria chalakkudiensis
(Menon, Rema Devi & Thobias, 1999)
Synonyms
  • Puntius chalakkudiensis Menon, Rema Devi & Thobias, 1999

Sahyadria chalakkudiensis is a species of cyprinid fish endemic to the Chalakkudy River, Kerala, India in the Western Ghats where it can be found in well-vegetated upper reaches of rivers. This species can reach a length of 12.5 centimetres (4.9 in) TL.[2] It resembles the related S. denisonii, but the colours of S. chalakkudiensis are less intense.

This fish along with S. denisonii are also known as Miss Kerala in the state and among the locals due their bright colors and shiny scales.

It is endangered by the international pet trade, habitat alteration, fisheries, and invasive fish.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raghavan, R. & Ali, A. 2011. Sahyadria chalakkudiensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 November 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Sahyadria chalakkudiensis" in FishBase. October 2013 version.