Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Oreichthys: Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Cauvery River in Karnataka, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99423)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Oreichthys coorgensis is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 22-23+1-2 scales in the longitudinal series with 5-8 pored scales; ½3/1/2½ scales in the
transverse row; 6-7 predorsal scales; and a faint black spot on the caudal fin base, which may not be consistent (Ref. 99423).
Found only in the headwaters of the Cauvery in Karnataka, in close association with submerged vegetation and debris in shallow waters, with little or no current, along the margins of swift running hill streams (Ref. 99423).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knight, J.D.M. and R.G. Kumar, 2015. A review of the species of Oreichthys (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa 3914(2):157-167. (Ref. 99423)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00372 - 0.02567), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .