Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Oreichthys: Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); incognito: The specific name incognito, meaning having ones true identity concealed, is in reference to the species
probably being overlooked in earlier ichthyofaunal surveys due to its similarity to Puntius vittatus. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Kunthipuzha upstream in Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99423)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Oreichthys incognito is istinguished from its congeners by a combination of following
characters: 21-22+1 scales in the longitudinal series with 5 pored scales; ½3/1/1½ scales in the transverse row; 8 predorsal scales and a vertical black bar on the dorsal fin (Ref. 99423).
Found in shallow river with rapid flow over a substrate of gravel and cobbles and with river banks composed of stands of Pandanus and other riparian vegetation. Collected close to the bank among submerged vegetation (Ref. 99423).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knight, J.D.M. and R.G. Kumar, 2015. A review of the species of Oreichthys (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Western Ghats, India. Zootaxa 3914(2):157-167. (Ref. 99423)
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=0.01023 (0.00482 - 0.02174), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 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) .