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: Pethia: Pethia is the generic vernacular name for small cyprinids in Sinhala.; nankyweensis: Named for the stream in which the type locality is situated, the Nan Kywe Chaung near Myitkyina.. More on author: Kullander.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75627)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Belongs to the Puntius conchonius species group, distinguished from other members
of that group by having lateral line scale row running straight from head to caudal fin base instead of curved, and first branched dorsal fin ray more than twice as long as last branched dorsal fin ray. This is similar to syntopic species Puntius erythromycter in possession of dark band encircling caudal peduncle well posterior to base of anal fin, absence of
humeral mark, and possession of 10 (rarely 11) circumpeduncular scales. Differs from Puntius erythromycter by presence of short maxillary barbels (vs. absence), transverse scale count ½ 3/1/4½ (vs. ½ 4/1/3½ ), scales in lateral row 20-23 (vs. 18-20), lateral scale row running straight (vs. curved) from head to caudal fin, caudal peduncle blotch positioned on scales 18-20 or 19-20 (vs. 16-17, 16-18), last branched dorsal fin ray less than half length of first (vs. more than half length of first), and very short anal fin (12.1-16.4 vs. 17.1-22.0 % of SL). Can be differentiated from Puntius yuensis and Puntius ornatus, also with dark band around caudal peduncle, by presence of maxillary barbels (vs. absence), transverse scale count ½ 3/1/4½ (vs. ½ 4/1/3½ ), last branched dorsal fin ray less than half length of first (vs. more than half length of first), and lateral scale row running straight horizontal (vs. curved) (Ref. 75627).
Asia: small streams near Myitkyina, Myanmar.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., 2008. Five new species of Puntius from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(1):59-84. (Ref. 75627)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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=0.01514 (0.00568 - 0.04030), b=3.01 (2.78 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.2 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) .