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Chela macrolepis  Knight & Rema Devi, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Chela: Bangladesh local name;  macrolepis: Derived from the Greek macro (large) and lepis (scale) in reference to having larger scales than Chela atpar. A noun in apposition.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Chembarampakkam Lake in Tamil Nadu, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97354)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 20 - 24. Can be diagnosed from Chela atpar by having complete lateral line with 35-40 + 1-3 pored scales (vs. 56-61+3-4), 23-24 predorsal scales (vs. 28-33) and 16 precaudal vertebrae (vs.17). Possesses also characters that indicate affinity to Laubuka and differs from all other species of Laubuka by the combination of the following characters: long, filamentous pelvic fin with 1+4 rays (vs. 1+5), longest ray reaching beyond anal-fin origin, usually to base of branched anal-fin ray 2 or 3, sometimes to base of branched ray 8; 16 precaudal vertebrae (vs. 14); 5,4,1 teeth (vs. 5,4,2) on fifth ceratobranchial; and humeral spot absent (vs. present) (Ref. 97354).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Knight, J.D.M. and K.R. Devi, 2014. Chela macrolepis, a new species of cyprinid fish from southern India (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(2):159-166. (Ref. 97354)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00759 (0.00340 - 0.01694), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .