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); piperatus: From the Latin adjective 'piperatus', meaning peppered, in allusion to the speckling on the caudal fin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Man Chaung, Ayeyarwaddy River drainage in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85329)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 35. Distinguished from all its congeners by its unique caudal-fin pigmentation pattern, consisting of an approximately symmetrical pattern of small black blotches on both upper and lower caudal-fin lobes. Can be further diagnosed from other species of Psilorhynchus by the combination of the following characters: snout length 53-55% HL; ventral surface between paired fins with a broad rectangular scale-less patch; dorsal fin with 9 branched rays; pectoral fin with 5 unbranched rays; caudal fin with 9+9 rays; scales on lateral line 32-33; lateral sides of body marked with 6 indistinct round to squarish dark-brown blotches, arranged in a longitudinal row; dorsal saddles deep, extending 3-4 scale rows downwards from the dorsal surface, in contact with the round to squarish dark brown blotches, arranged in a longitudinal row on flank (Ref. 85329).
Found in a swift-flowing river with dense riparian vegetation and a substrate of sand, gravel and small boulders (Ref. 85329).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W. and R. Britz, 2010. Three new species of Psilorhynchus from the Ayeyarwaddy River drainage, Myanmar (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae). Zootaxa 2616:31-47. (Ref. 85329)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.00417 (0.00181 - 0.00961), 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) .