Juffe Bignoli, D., Dahanukar, N., Barbhuiya, A.H., Rema
Devi, K.R. & Vishwanath, W.
Garra rupecula has a severely fragmented distribution but the extent of occurrence is over 20,000 km2. It is known only from two locations in northeastern India. Recent systematic surveys during 2004 to 2008 of Arunachal Pradesh including the type locality did not represent the species. Habitat degradation occurs in this area due to damming, mining, logging and deforestation. The species is therefore listed as Near Threatened. Further systematic studies in impacts of threats on populations and their trends will provide a better picture and a basis for reevaluation.