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Schizothorax richardsonii  (Gray, 1832)

Snowtrout
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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: Schizothorax: Greek, schizein = to divide * Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4832)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Himalayan region of India, Sikkim and Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults inhabit mountain streams and rivers (Ref. 41236), preferring to live among rocks (Ref. 4832). Are herbivores feeding mainly on algae, aquatic plants and detritus (Ref. 6351). Mature individuals breed during April and May (Ref. 4832). The flesh of this species is much relished (Ref. 4832).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2acd+3cde+4acde)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; gamefish: yes
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Alien/Invasive Species database | BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01290 (0.00771 - 0.02158), b=2.96 (2.81 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for species & Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (tm=2; Fec=30,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.