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); ngathanu: Named for the local name of the fish (Anal dialect), ‘ngathanu’. A noun in apposition..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Dutah River, Chindwin Basin in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95115)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 24 - 35. Distinguished from its congeners in having a combination of the following characters: midventral region between pectoral fins scaleless; two rows of spots on dorsal-fin rays present; two black bars on caudal fin present, one complete in middle and another incomplete just posterior to caudal-fin base; lateral line with squarish to rectangular black patches, anterior patches obscured by the background pigmentation, patches decrease in size posteriorly; pectoral fin with v-vi unbranched rays; caudal fin with 10 + 9 principal rays; and lateral line with 32-33 (Ref. 95115).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shangningam, B. and W. Vishwanath, 2014. Psilorhynchus ngathanu, a new torrent minnow species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Chindwin Basin, Manipur, India. Ichthyol. Res. 61(1):27-31. (Ref. 95115)
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
): 2.9 ±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) .