Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Anabantiformes
(Gouramies, snakeheads) > Pristolepididae
Etymology: Pristolepis: Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, lepis = saw (Ref. 45335); rubripinnis: Derived from Latin words ruber, -a, -um, red, and pinna, wing, an adjective, in reference to the orange red fins.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Pamba and Chalakudy rivers in Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116753)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9;
Vertebrae: 25. Can be distinguished from all other species of Pristolepis by its color pattern consisting of orange red soft dorsal, soft anal and caudal fins, and a yellow to orange pelvic fin. Can be diagnosed further from its south Indian congener Pristolepis marginata and the Sundaic Pristolepis grootii in having 4-5 scales above the lateral line (vs. 3) and 10 scales below it (vs. 9) and from Pristolepis fasciata in the absence of prominent bars on the body (Ref. 90260).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Britz, R., K. Kumar and F. Baby, 2012. Pristolepis rubripinnis, a new species of fish from southern India (Teleostei: Percomorpha; Pristolepididae). Zootaxa 3345:59-68. (Ref. 90260)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01905 (0.00766 - 0.04742), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.5 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .