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Psilorhynchus khopai  Lalramliana, Solo, Lalronunga & Lalnuntluanga, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps)
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335);  khopai: Named for Khopai, a small village near the type locality. A noun in apposition.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Tuisi River, Kaladan River drainage in Mizoram, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95676)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Psilorhynchus khopai is a member of P. homaloptera species group and distinguished from its congeners in having the following combination of characters: 9-12 indistinct small dark brown round markings arranged in a longitudinal row on mid-lateral body, giving appearance of a faint brown lateral stripe; 7-9 unbranched rays on pectoral fin; 3 unbranched dorsal and anal fin rays; 9 + 9 principal caudal fin rays; forked caudal fin; 14-17 predorsal scale rows; 39-41 lateral-line scale rows; adpressed anal fin tip not reaching caudal fin base; and, in life, a faint gold stripe along dorsal midline with 4-5 black spots between dorsal fin and caudal fin base (Ref. 95676).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits moderate- to fast-flowing sections of the river with sparse vegetation and a substrate of pebble, sand, gravel and small boulder. Occurs together with Glyptothorax spp., Garra spp., Schistura spp. and Batasio convexirostrum (Ref. 95676).

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Lalramliana, B. Solo, S. Lalronunga and Lalnuntluanga, 2014. Psilorhynchus khopai, a new fish species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from Mizoram, northeastern India. Zootaxa 3793(2):264-272. (Ref. 95676)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .