Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cobitidae
Etymology: bhujia: Named for the species' resemblance to the widely known Indian snack ‘Bhujia’, small noodle-like pieces, usually made of moth beans (Fabaceae: Vigna aconitifolia), besan and spices..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal(Ref. 121819). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 121819)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6;
Vertebrae: 62 - 63. This species is distinguished from all its congeners by the absence of the dorsal fin, pectoral-fin rays 3; anal-fin rays 6; segmented caudal-fin rays 12-13; caudal vertebrae 23-24; differs from all other Pangiospecies except P. fusca, P. apoda, P. pulla, P. lidi by the absence of pelvic fins; differs further from all species of Pangio except P. bitaimac, P. cuneovirgata, P. doriae, P. filinaris, P. fusca, P. lidi, P. longimanus, P. ammophila by the presence of a long nasal barbel (Ref. 121819).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); The species was collected from a six-meter-deep homestead well that is used for drinking and irrigation purposes, as well as from a channel (<0.4m depth) connecting a pond to an adjacent paddy field located ca. 200 m away from the well; the pond with laterite rock walls had a substrate with a mix of sand and clay and covered with decayed leaves. Individuals with eggs were collected from the channel with reduced water flow. Species also occurring in the channel and paddy field included Pseudosphromenus cupanus, Channa striata, Rasbora dandia, and Aplocheilus lineatus (Ref. 121819).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anoop, V.K., R. Britz, C.P. Arjun, N. Dahanukar and R. Raghavan, 2019. Pangio bhujia, a new, peculiar species of miniature subterranean eel loach lacking dorsal and pelvic fins from India (Teleostei: Cobitidae). Zootaxa 4683(1):144-150. (Ref. 121819)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00501 (0.00233 - 0.01079), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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).