Chin Hills - Arakan Coast
Major Habitat Type
Tropical and subtropical coastal rivers
Drainages flowing into
Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean
This ecoregion includes the upper parts of tributaries of the lower Brahmaputra River in India and Bangladesh and the basins draining to the Bay of Bengal on the Arakan Coast in Myanmar and India.
Description of endemic fishes
34 recorded endemic fish species
Justification for delineation
For Southeast Asia, delineations were determined using a bottom-up approach that employed both published and unpublished field data and expert assessment (Abell et al. 2008). Delineations were based on topography, climate, and fish fauna (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2006).
Level of taxonomic exploration
Very little usable data, and barely any data for the Arkan coastal drainages (M. Kottelat pers. comm. 2006).
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