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Psilorhynchus hamiltoni Conway, Dittmer, Jezisek & Ng, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps)
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335);  hamiltoni: Named for Scottish naturalist Francis Hamilton (1762-1829), a pioneer of Indian ichthyology, who spent more than 17 years surveying the freshwater fish fauna of large areas of the Indian subcontinent.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Tista River in West Bengal, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93866)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Differs from all other members of the Psilorhynchus balitora species group by the following combination of characters: well-developed lateral stripe; 7-11 round to squarish lateral blotches; 6-7 dorsal saddles; dorsal saddles without contact to lateral blotches; lateral line scales 34-35; principal caudal-fin rays 9+8-9; pectoral-fin rays v-vi.9-11; total vertebrae 36 (18+18); two branchiostegal rays; parietal portion of temporal sensory canal with 2 openings; ventral surface between paired fins with a broad rectangular scaleless patch (Ref. 93866).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Conway, K.W., D.E. Dittmer, L.E. Jezisek and H.H. Ng, 2013. On Psilorhynchus sucatio and P. nudithoracicus, with the description of a new species of Psilorhynchus from northeastern India (Ostariophysi: Psilorhynchidae). Zootaxa 3686(2):201-243. (Ref. 93866)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .