Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Hora & Mukerji.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: India, Myanmar and Nepal. Also reported from Tibet (Ref. 32617).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79816)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body brown on back, abdomen pale and with 7-10 dark spots along lateral line. Rostral fold well-developed and deep grooves on each side reaching slantly to corners of mouth; ventral surface of mouth with papilla; upper jaw narrow and lower one with sharp edge.
Occurs in high-gradient streams with rocky bottom (Ref. 41236). Feeds on algae and invertebrates (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00208 - 0.00874), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.26 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).