Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: tributary rivers of the Kali Gandaki in Nepal.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79816)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7 - 8. Can be distinguished based on the following combination of the characters: scales on lateral line 31-33; head width 67-74% HL; head length 21-25% SL; eye diameter 25-30% HL; snout length 48-55% HL; absence of scales from its midventral region between pectoral fins; principal rays in the lower caudal-fin lobe 8; presence of a dark pigment blotch on the distal edge of the dorsal fin; presence of 2 or 3 dark, irregular vertical bars on the caudal fin; dorsal saddles extending 3-4 scales rows downwards from the dorsal surface, contacting the round to squarish dark blotches, arranged in a longitudinal row on flank; absence of a large post-epiphysial fontanelle; and dorsal fin with 9 rays (Ref. 79816).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W. and R.L. Mayden, 2008. Description of two new species of Psilorhynchus (Ostariophysi: Psilorhynchidae) and redescription of P. balitora. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(3):215-232. (Ref. 79816)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00427 (0.00182 - 0.01001), b=3.16 (2.95 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .