Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335); pavimentatus: From the Latin adjective pavimentatus, meaning furnished with a pavement, paved, in reference to the color pattern of this species. More on authors: Conway & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: headwaters of Ann Chaung drainage in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85100)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 34. Shares with its most similar congeners Psilorhynchus amplicephalus, Psilorhynchus balitora and Psilorhynchus nepalensis a low number of rays in the upper caudal fin
lobe and in terms of general appearance. Diagnosed from these species and all other congeners by presence of sexually dimorphic pectoral fins, which are much longer in males than in females (vs. pectoral fins of both sexes equal in size or only slightly longer in males). Differs further from Psilorhynchus amplicephalus, Psilorhynchus balitora and Psilorhynchus nepalensis by its higher number of principal rays in the lower caudal-fin lobe (9 vs. 8 in Psilorhynchus amplicephalus and Psilorhynchus nepalensis, 7-8 in Psilorhynchus balitora), and from Psilorhynchus balitora by the absence (vs. presence) of scales from the midventral region between pectoral fins. Can be easily separated from three other congeners (Psilorhynchus breviminor, Psilorhynchus robustus, and the sympatric Psilorhynchus melissa) in Myanmar by having lower number of principal rays in the upper caudal-fin lobe (9 vs. 10) (Ref. 85100).
Collected together with Akysis vespertinus, Psilorhynchus melissa and other new fish species from the headwaters of Ann Chaung drainage in Myanmar (Ref. 85100).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Conway, K.W. and M. Kottelat, 2010. Two new species of torrent minnow (Ostariophysi: Psilorhynchidae) from western Myanmar. Raffles Bull. Zool. 58(2):259-267. (Ref. 85100)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00417 (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. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .