Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335); brachyrhynchus: From the Greek words brachys (βραχυς), short, and rhynchos (ρυγχος), snout, in reference to the short snout of this species. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: upper Ayeyarwaddy River drainage in northern Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85329)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 35. Distinguished from other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: short snout (snout length 43-48% HL); principal rays in the upper caudal-fin lobe 10; absence of a dark irregular vertical bar across the distal edge of the caudal fin; absence of a broad swath of melanophores across the anterior half of the dorsal fin; presence of a large dark blotch at the base of each caudal fin lobe; and presence of an irregular vertical bar across the center of the caudal fin. Can be further diagnosed from all congeners by the following combination of characters: 2 branchiostegal rays; ventral surface between paired fins with triangular scale-less patch; presence of a large postepiphysial fontanelle; branched dorsal-fin rays 9; unbranched pectoral-fin rays 5; caudal-fin rays 10+9; lateral-line scales 32-34; lateral sides of body marked with 5-7 indistinct round to squarish dark blotches, arranged in a longitudinal row; caudal fin with a dark, irregular vertical bar across its center (Ref. 85329).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W. and R. Britz, 2010. Three new species of Psilorhynchus from the Ayeyarwaddy River drainage, Myanmar (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae). Zootaxa 2616:31-47. (Ref. 85329)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00417 (0.00181 - 0.00961), b=3.16 (2.95 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .