Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335); viridis: From the Latin adjective viridis, meaning green, in reference ot the greenish colored body and fins of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Manimala River in Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94758)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from other species by having the following combination of characters: terminal mouth; protrusible mouth; 8 branched rays on dorsal fin; 5 branched rays on anal fin; 8 anal-fin rays; 10-12 pre-anal scales; 9 pre-dorsal scales; 3 1/2 scales between lateral line and anal fin; 4 1/2- 5 1/2 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin; 9-10 circumpeduncular scales; a black band present outer to operculum; a black botch present in front of occiput; absence of spot on the dorsal-fin base; a row of black spots in the middle of dorsal fin; a deep black caudal spot; green dorsal and caudal fin; body depth at dorsal origin 31.5-33.8% SL; snout length 22.7-31.8% in HL; eye diameter 26.1-31.6% HL; head depth 68.2-80.0% HL; head length 26.4-31.1% SL; caudal peduncle length 16.3-17.8% SL (Ref. 94758).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Plamoottil, M. and N.P. Abraham, 2014. Puntius viridis (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae), a new fish species from Kerala, India. J. Res. Bio. 3(7):1093-1104. (Ref. 94758)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
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=0.01230 (0.00544 - 0.02785), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), 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 (12 of 100) .