Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335); chakpiensis: Named for its type locality, Chakpi River..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Chakpi River, Chindwin basin in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93984)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 33. This species is a member of the Psilorhynchus balitora species group but it can be diagnosed from other members of the group by possessing longer caudal peduncle 17.8-20.5% SL (vs. 8.9-15.2 in P. balitora, P. brachyrhynchus, P. breviminor, P. nepalensis, P. pavimentatus, P. gokkyi, P. piperatus, P. hamiltoni and P. rahmani). It differs from P. amplicephalus by its smaller eye (24.5-29.2% HL vs. 32.4-36.0) and fewer lateral-line scales (30-31 vs. 32); and from P. breviminor, P. nepalensis, P. rahmani and P. pavimentatus in having a greater head depth (59.4-70.4% HL vs. 51.0-55.8 in P. breviminor, 50.0-56.8 in P. nepalensis, 53.3-59.2 in P. rahmani and 54.5-59.0 in P. pavimentatus). It is distinguished from all congeners by its caudal-fin pattern consisting of two black bars, one incomplete bar near the base of the upper lobe, and a complete bar across the centre of the fin, traversing from the upper to the lower margin of the fin (Ref. 93984).
Found in a cool, shaded and swiftly flowing river with a gravel bottom, rocky bed substrate and numerous riffles. Usually occurs on sandy substrate with pectoral fins spread horizontally while feeding at the bottom and adhering to rocks while at rest (Ref. 93984).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shangningam, B. and W. Vishwanath, 2013. A new species of Psilorhynchus (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Chindwin basin of Manipur, India. Zootaxa 3694(4):381-390. (Ref. 93984)
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. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .