Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Puntius: Lantin, punctum = point, the point of the sword (Ref. 45335); pugio: The specific name is a Latin for a dagger. This species is named for its prominent, long, sharp, spine-like last unbranched dorsal fin ray, which in contrast to species with similar color pattern lacks serrae along the posterior borders..
More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Lake Indawgyi, Nan Kywe Chaung in Myitkyina, lower Bago River and upper Sittoung River in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75627)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from all congeners except Puntius sophore, Puntius chola, Puntius brevis, and Puntius burmanicus by having frontoparietal fontanel, and from those species by presence of dark band encircling caudal peduncle. Barbels absent, lateral line complete, last unbranched dorsal fin ray compact except distally, and serrae absent (Ref. 75627).
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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00582 - 0.02984), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).