Psilorhynchus melissa

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Psilorhynchus melissa Conway & Kottelat, 2010

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> Cypriniformes (Carps) > Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps)
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335);  melissa: The specific name melissa is the classical Greek name of the honey bee, allusion to the black and yellow color pattern of live individuals. A noun in apposition.  More on authors: Conway & Kottelat.

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

; agua dulce demersal.   Tropical

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Asia: headwaters of Ann Chaung drainage in Myanmar.

Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 85100)

Short description Morfología | Morfometría

Radios blandos dorsales (total): 12; Radios blandos anales: 8; Vértebra: 34. Shares with its most similar species Psilorhynchus robustus and Psilorhynchus gracilis a dark reticulate pattern over the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the body. Differs from Psilorhynchus robustus and all its congeners by the presence (vs. absence) of a dark band running along the distal edge of the dorsal fin and by the presence of intense (vs. light) scattering of dark melanophores along the anterior edge of the paired fins. Can be further distinguished from Psilorhynchus robustus by its longer, narrower head (head length 22-26% SL vs. 20-22, head width 62-65% HL vs. 67-73), and narrower mouth (mouth width 24-28% HL vs. 28-31), from all other species of the genus, except Psilorhynchus robustus and Psilorhynchus gracilis, by the presence (vs. absence) of a dark reticulate pattern over the dorsal and lateral surfaces of the body, and from all other species of the genus, excluding Psilorhynchus robustus, by the presence (vs. absence) of an indistinct lateral streak, formed by a series of small dark spots between the pores of the lateral line canal. Furthermore, can be readily diagnosed from two other congeners (Psilorhynchus breviminor and Psilorhynchus pavimentatus) from Myanmar by having shallower caudal peduncle 7-8 % SL (vs. 9-10 in both Psilorhynchus breviminorand Psilorhynchus pavimentatus), and from Psilorhynchus pavimentatus by having 10 principal rays in the upper caudal fin lobe 10 (vs. 9) (Ref. 85100).

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Collected together with Akysis vespertinus, Psilorhynchus pavimentatus and other new fish species from the headwaters of Ann Chaung drainage in Myanmar (Ref. 85100).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

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Conway, K.W. and M. Kottelat, 2010. Two new species of torrent minnow (Ostariophysi: Psilorhynchidae) from western Myanmar. Raffles Bull. Zool. 58(2):259-267. (Ref. 85100)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 10 February 2011

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00181 - 0.00961), b=3.16 (2.95 - 3.37), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Alto, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo inferior a 15 meses ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .