Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Danioninae
Etymology: Amblypharyngodon: Greek, amblys = darkness + Greek, pharyngx = pharynx + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 6 - 6 cm
Max length : 20.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41236)
Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar (Ref. 4832). Reported from Afghanistan (Ref. 39701).
Adults are found in ponds, canals, beels, slow-moving streams, nullahs and paddy fields (Ref. 41236). Development of oocytes is asynchronous, are fractional spawners (Ref. 94282).
Asynchronous oocytes development, fractional spawner (Ref. 94282).
Menon, A.G.K., 1999. Check list - fresh water fishes of India. Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Misc. Publ., Occas. Pap. No. 175, 366 p. (Ref. 41236)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00794 (0.00448 - 0.01409), b=3.18 (3.03 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=500).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .