Puntius kelumi

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Puntius kelumi Pethiyagoda, Silva, Maduwage & Meegaskumbura 2008

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335);  kelumi: Named from the Sri Lankan naturalist Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Kelani, Kalu, Bentara, Gin, and Nilwala river drainages in Sri Lanka.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79817)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 8. Differs from all congeners from Sri Lanka and the peninsula of India by the following combination of characters: last unbranched dorsal-fin ray smooth; body depth 28.6-35.5% SL; 2 maxillary barbels, about as long as eye diameter; scales on lateral line 20-23; scales in transverse line from mid-dorsum to pelvic-fin origin ½3/1/2½ ; posterior profile of mid-body lateral-line scales medially notched; and sides of head and body of breeding males rough, scattered extensively with tubercles (Ref. 79817).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mainly larger, clear-water streams descending from the central mountains, close to the areas in which these reach the coastal floodplain. Substrates of the these streams are composed of granite, pebble or sand (Ref. 79817).

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Pethiyagoda, R., A. Silva, K. Maduwage and M. Meegaskumbura, 2008. Puntius kelumi, a new species of cyprinid fish from Sri Lanka (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(3):201-214. (Ref. 79817)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)); Date assessed: 26 July 2019

CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00539 - 0.02810), b=3.00 (2.82 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.1 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 (20 of 100) .