Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Mesonoemacheilus: Greek, mesos = half + Greek,nema = fialement + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335); remadeviae: Named for Dr. K. Rema Devi of Zoological Survey of India, Chennai for her contributions to the studies on the freshwater fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: endemic to Kunthi River system in Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54377)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Body depth at dorsal origin 16.30-19.16% SL; dorsal fin inserted midway between the caudal base and snout tip or slightly nearer to the caudal base; predorsal distance 50.83-52.17% SL; caudal peduncle narrow and the least height of the caudal peduncle 12.06-15.83% SL; caudal fin forked and the lobes rounded; barbels long and threadlike; lips deeply furrowed (Ref. 54377).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shaji, C.P., 2002. Mesonoemacheilus remadevii (Pisces: Balitoridae. Nemacheilinae) from Silent Valley National Park, Kerala. Indian J. Fish. 49(2):217-221. (Ref. 54377)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .