Dawkinsia rohani (Rema Devi, Indra & Knight, 2010)
Dawkinsia rohani
photo by Greco, F.M.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  9.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: hill streams of Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu, India, draining into the Arabian Sea.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished from all members of the Puntius filamentosus group sensu by having the following characters: unique color pattern of a black club-shaped blotch 1.5 scales high extending from the 12-13th lateral-line scales to the caudal-fin base; absence of any other body color pattern anterior to it (vs. presence in Puntius arulius, Puntius tambraparniei, Puntius srilankensis and Puntius exclamatio); and absence of a transverse black band near the tip of each caudal-fin lobe (vs. presence in Puntius assimilis and Puntius filamentosus) (Ref. 85075). Description: Dorsal fin with three simple and 8½ branched rays (some branched rays extending as filaments in adults); anal fin with three simple and 5½ branched rays; pectoral fin with one simple and 13 or 14 branched rays; pelvic fin with one simple and eight branched rays (Ref. 85075).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 07 September 2010 (D2) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in hill streams of Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu, draining into the Arabian Sea (Ref. 85075).

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.09.10
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.02.13

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