Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Aborichthys: Greek, a = without + Greek, boros, -a, -on = gluttonous, greedy (Ref. 45335); cataracta: Derived from cataracta meaning water fall in allusion to the habitat where this only population of the species has been discovered and may be restricted. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Temperate
Asia: streams joining Ranga River in Upper Subanshri District, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95164)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. This species can be diagnosed by the following combination of characters: body with 32-35 vertical bands; distance between distal end of depressed pectoral fin and pelvic fin insertion equal to pectoral fin length; distance between distal tip of depressed pelvic fin and anal-fin origin equal to 1½ times pelvic fin length; distance between dorsal fin origin to anal fin origin 30.5-33% SL; distance between dorsal-fin origin and pelvic fin insertion 12-14.6% SL; distance between pelvic fin insertion and anal fin origin 26.2-28.3% SL; distance between dorsal fin insertion and anal fin origin 20.1-24.9% SL; distance between insertions of pectoral and pelvic fins 25.5-30.3% SL; distance between vent and anal fin origin 19.6-23.5% SL; distance between pelvic fin insertion and vent 8.6-12% SL; distance between vent and caudal-fin base 40.4-49.1% SL; distance between tip of snout and vent 49.7-56.7%; distance from lower jaw to isthmus 42.7-55.9% HL; distance between anal fin origin and caudal fin base 20.6-27.9% SL; distance between snout and opercle 70.8-75.3% HL; pre-dorsal length 45.4-51.2% SL; edge of dorsal fin straight; dorsal-fin height 13.8-18.7% SL; dorsal fin base length 10.3-14.2% SL; caudal-fin length 19.4-21.9% SL; caudal fin length greater than head length; caudal peduncle depth 8.9-11.9% SL; pre-anal length 72.1-78.2% SL; anal fin base length 5.7-10.4 % SL; anal fin height 12.7-18% SL; pectoral-fin length 13.1-19.1% SL; pre-pelvic fin length 42.3-49.5% SL; pelvic-fin length 13.4-18.2% SL; body depth 10.4-13.2% SL; body width 9.9-12.2% SL; inter-orbital width 27.4-32% HL; orbit width 13.4-17.9% HL; head width 60.8-65.3% HL; head depth at nostril 38.1-48.2% HL; upper jaw length 26.6-33.2% HL; and gape width 30.4- 43.6% HL (Ref. 95164).
Found in waterfall habitat with a plunge pool (Ref. 95164).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arunachalam, M., M. Raja, P. Malaiammal and R.L. Mayden, 2014. New species of Aborichthys (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Species 7(18):33-47. (Ref. 95164)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00386 - 0.01875), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 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 (24 of 100) .