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Psilorhynchus ngathanu Shangningam & Vishwanath, 2013

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps)
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335);  ngathanu: Named for the local name of the fish (Anal dialect), ‘ngathanu’. A noun in apposition.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Dutah River, Chindwin Basin in Manipur, India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95115)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 8; Vertebrae: 24 - 35. Distinguished from its congeners in having a combination of the following characters: midventral region between pectoral fins scaleless; two rows of spots on dorsal-fin rays present; two black bars on caudal fin present, one complete in middle and another incomplete just posterior to caudal-fin base; lateral line with squarish to rectangular black patches, anterior patches obscured by the background pigmentation, patches decrease in size posteriorly; pectoral fin with v-vi unbranched rays; caudal fin with 10 + 9 principal rays; and lateral line with 32-33 (Ref. 95115).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Shangningam, B. and W. Vishwanath, 2014. Psilorhynchus ngathanu, a new torrent minnow species (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Chindwin Basin, Manipur, India. Ichthyol. Res. 61(1):27-31. (Ref. 95115)

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):  2.9   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .