Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: India from Cauvery and Tungabhadra river systems in Karnataka; Kolhapur in Maharashtra (Ref. 4832); Kabani and Bhavani rivers in Kerala (Ref. 43638).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 109578)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Distinguished from any other species of the genus by its longer head (23-25% SL, versus 19-23 in other species). From B. annamitica, B. burmanica and B. meridionalis it is easily distinguished by its greater number of scales along lateral line (64-65 versus 61-64), from B. burmanica and B. brucei by its stouter caudal peduncle (1.9 times longer than deep, versus 3-4) (Ref. 37826).
Occurs in torrential streams.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. vol 1. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. 541 p. (Ref. 4832)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00222 - 0.01301), b=3.07 (2.86 - 3.28), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .