Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Torinae
Etymology: remadeviae: Named after K. Rema Devi..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 175 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123482); max. published weight: 54.0 kg (Ref. 123482)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. This species is characterised by having D IV,9; A II,5. It differs from its congeners in India by the following: a prominent hump originating above the pre-opercle and extending to the origin of the dorsal fin; a well-developed mandible resulting in a terminal or slightly superior mouth position; the dorsal orientation of the eyes; a distinctive kink in the profile of the pre-opercle, a consistent feature in T. remadevii and not observed in other South Indian Tor. Similar to other Tor species the mouth morphology is highly variable, with some individuals exhibiting hypotrophic lips and sub-terminal mouth with enlarged mentum. Colouration of the body varies (silver, bronze, greenish) and is not considered a reliable diagnostic character; the orange coloration of the caudal fin (sometimes extending to all fins) is considered a more consistent character (Ref.123478).
While functional habitats are yet to be elucidated, T. remadevii inhabits the middle to upper reaches of the River Cauvery and some of its tributaries. Mesohabitat utilization is known to incorporate shallow high velocity rapids to deep, slow flowing pools, with substrates typically composed of bedrock and boulders (Ref. 123478).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Madhusoodana Kurup, B. and K.V. Radhakrishnan, 2011. Tor remadevii, a new species of Tor (Gray) from Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Pambar River, Kerala, southern India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc.  107(3):227-230. (Ref. 88141)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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=0.00912 (0.00478 - 0.01739), b=3.00 (2.84 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Very Low, minimum population doubling time more than 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Very high vulnerability (90 of 100).