Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Balitoridae
Etymology: jalpalli: Derived from the Sanskrit words 'jal' meaning water and 'palli' meaning small lizard. 'Jalpalli' (literally means water lizard) refers to the lizard like appearance of the fish, and its habit of clinging to the rocks in fast flowing streams. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Kunthipuzha, tributary of Bharatapuzha River inside Silent Valley National Park, Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93254)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Occurs in high altitude stream (3-4 m width and 30-50 cm depth) with riffle-pool habitat. Sympatric with Bhavania australis, Homaloptera pillaii, Mesonoemacheilus remadevii and Garra menoni (Ref. 93254).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Raghavan, R., J. Tharian, A. Ali, S. Jadhav and N. Dahanukar, 2013. Balitora jalpalli , a new species of stone loach (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Balitoridae) from Silent Valley, southern Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 5(5):3921-3934. (Ref. 93254)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00374 - 0.02930), b=3.03 (2.80 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .