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Psilorhynchus homaloptera  Hora & Mukerji, 1935

Torrent stone carp
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Psilorhynchidae (Mountain carps)
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Hora.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79816)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body brown on back, abdomen pale and with 7-10 dark spots along lateral line. Rostral fold well-developed and deep grooves on each side reaching slantly to corners of mouth; ventral surface of mouth with papilla; upper jaw narrow and lower one with sharp edge.

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

Asia: India, Myanmar and Nepal. Also reported from Tibet (Ref. 32617).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in high-gradient streams with rocky bottom (Ref. 41236). Feeds on algae and invertebrates (Ref. 45563).

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)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.8   ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.