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: Pethia: Pethia is the generic vernacular name for small cyprinids in Sinhala.; atra: Named after the black longitudinal stripe on the body, derived from 'ater'(Latin), black.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58118)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. This species is characterized by the following: edge of dorsal fin black, its spine is weak and serrated posteriorly with 13-17 serrae, spine length is 16.8-23.3% SL; 10 or 11 predorsal scales; incomplete lateral line having 5-11 pored scales; lateral-line scales 25-29; presence of a black longitudinal stripe covering the upper half of the 1st scale row and lower half of the 2nd scale row above lateral-line scales and a black spot extending over 19th and 20th scales of lateral line row at the level above the posterior end of the anal fin base. The intestine is long and coiled, relative gut length 2 - 2.5 TL (Ref. 58118).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Inhabits sluggish streams (Ref. 58118).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pethiyagoda, R., M. Meegaskumbura and K. Maduwage, 2012. A synopsis of the South Asian fishes referred to Puntius (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 23(1):69-95. (Ref. 91036)
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=0.00479 (0.00243 - 0.00942), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .