Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Pristolepididae
Etymology: Pristolepis: Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, lepis = saw (Ref. 45335); procerus: The specific epithet procerus is a Latin word which means tall, in reference to the high body depth of the new fish.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Chaliyar in Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116753)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 9. Pristolepis procerus is distinguished from other species of the genus Pristolepis in having a blackish brown and higher body, dusky fins, longer head, larger orbits, more posteriorly located anal fin, dorsal fin with 13 soft rays, and elongated pectoral, pelvic and caudal fin (Ref. 116753).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Plamoottil, M., 2017. Pristolepis procerus (Perciformes: Pristolepididae), a new fish species from Kerala, India. European Journal of Zoological Research 5(1):40-44. (Ref. 116753)
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
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01905 (0.00766 - 0.04742), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .