Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Dawkinsia: Named for Richard Dawkins, for his contribution to the public understanding of science and, in particular, of evolutionary science.; rohani: Named for Rohan Pethiyagoda, in appreciation of his extensive work on the freshwater fishes of India and Sri Lanka. A noun in the masculine genitive singular.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: hill streams of Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu, India, draining into the Arabian Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85075)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from all members of the Puntius filamentosus group sensu by having the following characters: unique color pattern of a black club-shaped blotch 1.5 scales high extending from the 12-13th lateral-line scales to the caudal-fin base; absence of any other body color pattern anterior to it (vs. presence in Puntius arulius, Puntius tambraparniei, Puntius srilankensis and Puntius exclamatio); and absence of a transverse black band near the tip of each caudal-fin lobe (vs. presence in Puntius assimilis and Puntius filamentosus) (Ref. 85075).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rema Devi, K., T.J. Indra and J.D.M. Knight, 2010. Puntius rohani (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species of barb in the Puntius filamentosus group from the southern Western Ghats of India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (9):1121-1129. (Ref. 85075)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00523 - 0.02298), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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 ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .