Laubuka lankensis, Lanka blue laubuka

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Laubuka lankensis (Deraniyagala, 1960)

Lanka blue laubuka
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Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Danionidae (Danios) > Danioninae
Etymology: lankensis: The specific name derived from the Latin insula, meaning island, and the Latin insularis, meaning inhabiting an island, a reference to Sri Lanka..

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical

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Asia: Sri Lanka.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75997)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 19 - 23; Vertebrae: 35. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: lateral line complete with 33-36 + 1-2 pored scales; scales on transverse line ½ 6/1/2-2 ½ and on caudal peduncle ½ 4/1/1 ½ scales; body depth 27.2-29.8% SL; pelvic-fin length 20.5-25.2 %SL in adults, and longer in juveniles, but not extending beyond origin of anal fin; tuberculation on lower jaw dense, reaching backwards beyond level of anterior orbit (Ref. 75997). It is distinguished from its Sri Lankan congeners by having a rounded cleithral spot whose greatest dimension is less than the eye diameter; distinct neuromast fields on the lower jaw; unbranched pelvic-fin ray when adpressed usually reaching beyond the anal-fin origin; usually circumpeduncular scales 12-14 and lateral-line scales 33-36; differs from L. varuna in having the round (vs. vertically elongate) cleithral spot (Ref. 127713).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in rivers and streams (Ref. 75997). The type locality, Kalu Ganga, has a gravel-pebble bed with fast-flowing water strewn with boulders (Ref. 75997). Sympatric with other cyprinids such as Puntius srilankensis, Puntius martenstyni and Labeo fisheri (Ref. 75997).

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Pethiyagoda, R., M. Kottelat, A. Silva, K. Maduwage and M. Meegaskumbura, 2008. A review of the genus Laubuca in Sri Lanka, with description of three new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(1):7-26. (Ref. 75997)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)

  Near Threatened (NT) (B2ab(iii)); Date assessed: 07 August 2019

CITES

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00371 - 0.02139), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.3 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100).