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); breviminor: Name from Latin, 'brevis' for short and 'minor' for small, referring to the short, stout appearance of this species; an adjective.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95115)
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Myanmar (Ref. 78700) and India (Ref. 95115).
Collected from algae mats on which the species seems to be resting/feeding. The type locality is s cool, fast-flowing stream, with sand and gravel substrate, moderately shallow 30 cm deep. Associated to this species include species of the genera Acanthocobitis, Schistura, Danio, Puntius, and Barilius (Ref. 78700).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W. and R.L. Mayden, 2008. Psilorhynchus breviminor, a new species of psilorhynchid fish from Myanmar (Ostariophysi: Psilorhynchidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(2):111-120. (Ref. 78700)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .