Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Torinae
Etymology: Hypselobarbus: Greek, hypselos = high + Latin, barbus =barbel (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 150 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832); common length : 105 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832); max. published weight: 90.0 kg (Ref. 4832)
This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: presence of both rostral and maxillary barbels; last simple dorsal ray weak and smooth; complete lateral line with 41+1 pored scales; scales in transverse line from dorsal-fin origin to pelvic fin origin 9/1/4; scales between lateral line and anal-fin origin 5½; gill rakers long and branched; proximal end of fifth ceratobranchial hook-shaped, with 5+3+2 teeth; presence of a black bar behind the opercle (Ref. 94728).
Inhabits deeper part of clear fast flowing large jungle streams and rivers in upland areas (Ref. 41236).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knight, J.D.M., A. Rai and R.K.P. D'Souza, 2013. On the identities of Barbus mussullah Sykes and Cyprinus curmuca Hamilton with notes on the status of Gobio canarensis Jerdon (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zootaxa 3750(3):201-215. (Ref. 94728)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Gamefish: yes; aquarium: commercial
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=0.00437 (0.00199 - 0.00957), b=3.10 (2.89 - 3.31), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
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).