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Puntius dolichopterus Plamoottil, 2015

Long fin Kerala barb
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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335);  dolichopterus: Name from the Greek words ‘dolikhos’ meaning elongated and ‘pteron’ meaning wing or fin; referring to the elongated pectoral fin..

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical

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Asia: India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103709)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 8. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: longer head, 30.0- 34.6 % SL; its operculum extends beyond pectoral fin base as a soft membranous flap; predorsal scales 8; lateral line 23-24 + 1- 2 scales (at the base of caudal fin); short dorsal fin located behind ventral fin origin, the third dorsal ray osseous, rigid and strong, its spinous portion longer, 51.2- 52.2 % HL; elongated pectoral fin reaches pelvic fin and pelvic fin reaches vent; 3-4 longitudinal lines below lateral line and a narrow and short depression present on occiput. Coloration: silvery body, dorsal fin light orange red, pectoral and anal fin greenish yellow, ventral fin yellow, caudal fin dusky; operculum with minute black spots; a diffuse, inconspicuous dusky spot in 21 and 22 scales (Ref. 103709).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This edible species can also be utilized as an ornamental species fish. It was collected from a polluted water channel flowing through the heart of the Kayamkulam city, and is considered to survive to some extent in contaminated water bodies (Ref. 103709).

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Plamoottil, M., 2015. Puntius dolichopterus, a new fish species (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae), from Kerala, India. Intl. J. Pure Appl. Zool. 3(3):226-231. (Ref. 103709)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)


CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00582 - 0.02984), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).