Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335).
More on authors: Hora & Mukerji.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: India, Myanmar and Nepal. Also reported from Tibet (Ref. 32617).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79816)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body brown on back, abdomen pale and with 7-10 dark spots along lateral line. Rostral fold well-developed and deep grooves on each side reaching slantly to corners of mouth; ventral surface of mouth with papilla; upper jaw narrow and lower one with sharp edge.
Occurs in high-gradient streams with rocky bottom (Ref. 41236). Feeds on algae and invertebrates (Ref. 45563).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. i-liv + 1-541, 1 map (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
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=0.00427 (0.00208 - 0.00874), b=3.09 (2.90 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.26 se; based on food items.
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).