Systomus laticeps  Plamoottil, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: laticeps: Name from the two Latin words 'latus' meaning wide and 'ceps' meaning headed, in reference to the wide head of the new fish.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Kerala, India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 112401)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 8. Systomus laticeps is distinguished from all its congeners in having the following characters: elongated, round and wide body; small and wide head; hyaline fins; a prominent hump present on the post occipital region, convex post dorsal region, exceptionally soft and flexible operculum and body scales, a distinct thin median fontanel on the dorsal surface of head in between eyes and occiput; lateral line indistinct in the anterior and posterior regions; it is convex above anal fin origin; inter-radial membrane of anal fin fleshy, thick and prominent; and 27 lateral line scales and 9 predorsal scales (Ref. 112401)..

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits a small freshwater stream, formed by the confluence of certain branches of rivers flowing through the low level regions of Pathanamthitta District. This water body is 30- 37 m wide and <1 to 2 m deep during summer season and is blanketed by mud dominant sediments. This area has been covered by more or less dense riparian vegetation. Co-occurs with the following fish species: Puntius mahecola, Dawkinsia filamentosa, Haludaria fasciata, Rasbora dandia, Heteropneusteus fossilis, Clarias dussumeiri, Wallago attu, and Ompok malabaricus (Ref. 112401).

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Plamoottil, M., 2016. Systomus laticeps, a new species of cyprinid fish from Kerala India. Intl. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 3(5):92-96. (Ref. 112401)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00509 - 0.02256), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .