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Neolissochilus hexagonolepis  (McClelland, 1839)

Copper mahseer
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > No subfamily
Etymology: Neolissochilus: Greek, neos = new + Greek,lissos = smooth + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. Also in Bhutan (Ref. 40882), Pakistan and Viet Nam (Ref. 3443).

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 23 - ? cm
Max length : 120 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4537); max. published weight: 11.0 kg (Ref. 4832)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in fast flowing streams and rivers with rocky bottom (Ref. 41236), mainly in the middle of streams. Omnivorous. Adults feed mainly on filamentous green algae, lesser on chironomid larvae, crustaceans and water beetles (Ref. 40961). They migrate upstream during the breeding season where spawning takes place on stones and gravel (Ref. 41864). Spawning occur from April to October with a peak in August to September. Males mature at 9 cm. Flesh is considered delicious and market demand is great.

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | ECOTOX | Faunafri | Fishes of Iran | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | MitoFish | Otolith Atlas of Taiwan Fishes | PubMed | Reef Life Survey | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00977 (0.00534 - 0.01789), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=3).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (53 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.