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.; khugae: Named after the Khuga River, the type locality for the species (Ref. 58118).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 58118)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. A species of Puntius with the following combination of characters: dorsal fin edge plain, its spine serrated posteriorly with 10–12 serrae, spine length 16.0-20.9% SL; predorsal scales 11–12; lateral line incomplete with 8-11 pored scales; 28–30 scales in lateral-line row; transverse scales ½5/1/4½; black blotch
on caudal peduncle at level of one scale behind posterior end of anal origin; intestine coiled, its relative length 0.9–1.2 TL (Ref. 58118).
Asia: India, Manipur, Khuga R. (Chindwin Basin) at Churachandpur district (Ref. 58118).
Inhabits relatively faster, clear-water 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
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates in FishBase (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±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 (11 of 100) .