Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335); kaladanensis: Named after the Kaladan River. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Tuisi River, a tributary of Kaladan River in Mizoram, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102605)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Psilorhynchus kaladanensis is a member of the P. balitora species group and can be distinguished by having a greatly reduced anteriormost branchiostegal ray and a post-epiphysial fontanelle that is smaller than the preepiphysial fontanelle. It differs from all other species of the P. balitora species group in having the following combination of characters: caudal fin with small but distinct dark brown triangular spot at mid-base; slightly elongated dark mark near base of lower lobe; indistinct V-shaped vertical bar across center, dark brown oblique bar across fin anterior to center; 5-6 unbranched pectoral-fin rays; 10+9 principal caudal-fin rays; 30-32 scales on lateral line; 3 branchiostegal rays; 32-33 total vertebrae; no scales on mid-ventral region between pectoral fins; no larger scales at pelvic-fin origin (Ref. 102605).
Inhabits moderate to fast flowing water with sparse vegetation and a substrate of pebbles, sand, gravel and small boulders (Ref. 102605).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lalramliana, [N.], [N.] Lalnuntluanga and S. Lalronunga, 2015. Psilorhynchus kaladanensis, a new species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from Mizoram, northeastern India. Zootaxa 3962(1):171-178. (Ref. 102605)
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
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .