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Barilius ardens  Knight, Rai, d'Souza & Vijaykrishnan, 2015

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: ardens: From the Latin adjective ardens, meaning burning, an allusion to the flame-like colors in mature males.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Sita-Swarna River system in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 100448)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 13; Anal soft rays: 16. Barilius ardens can be distinguished from B. canarensis and B. malabaricus by having a color pattern consisting of a row of 7-9 large, vertically-elongate, bluish-green blotches 4-6 scales high and 2-3 scales wide along the length of the body, of which in large adults the first three blotches are fragmented into a smaller row of blotches (vs. single or double rows of spots along the length of the body, the first row with 9-13 round or oval bluish-green spots 1-2 scales high and 1-2 scales wide and the second row, if present, with 3-4 smaller spots reaching up to the anal-fin origin). It differs from both B. canarensis and B. malabaricus by having 5+4+3 (vs. 5+4+2) teeth on the fifth ceratobranchial. It further differs from B. canarensis by having 16-18 (vs.14-15) predorsal scales, and having the dorsal and anal fins margined with bright orange (vs. broadly margined with white). In addition, it can be separated from B. malabaricus by having 10½ (vs. 11½) branched dorsal-fin rays and 13½ (vs. 14½-15½) branched anal-fin rays. It can be disinguished from B. bakeri by its unique color pattern, consisting of a row of 7-9 large, vertically-elongate bluish-green blotches 4-6 scales high and 2-3 scales wide along the length of the body, of which in large adults the first three blotches are broken up into a smaller row of intercalate blotches (vs. only a single row of spots along the length of the body); its fifth ceratobranchial with 5+4+3 (vs. 5+4+2) teeth; and the dorsal and anal fins margined with bright orange (vs. white) (Ref. 100448).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Knight, J.D.M., A. Rai, R.K.P. D'Souza and B. Vijaykrishnan, 2015. Barilius ardens (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), a new species from the Western Ghats, India, with redescription of B. malabaricus and B. canarensis. Zootaxa 3926(3):396-412. (Ref. 100448)

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 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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) .