Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Labeo: Latin, labeo = one who has large lips (Ref. 45335); filiferus: Derived from the Latin 'filu', meaning thread, and 'fero', meaning to bear, in reference to the very long filamentous dorsal fin ray which reach above caudal fin base.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Pamba River, Kerala, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 118139)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Labeo filiferus is distinguished from all its congeners in having the following characters: body and fins black; prominent barbels; smaller eyes; longer snout; elongated dorsal fin, filamentous tip of which reach above caudal fin base; longer pelvic fin reaching behind anal fin origin; unusually elongated anal fin reaching the tip of middle caudal fin rays; and deeper caudal peduncle. It can be further differentiated from its relative species in possessing 39 lateral line scales, 15 predorsal scales, 8½ scales between lateral line and dorsal fin, and 5½ scales between lateral line and ventral fin (Ref. 118139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Plamoottil, M. and P. Zupancic, 2017. Labeo filiferus, a new fish species (Cypriniformes, Cyprinidae) from Kerala, India. Bioscience Discovery 8(3):301-306. (Ref. 118139)
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=0.00977 (0.00446 - 0.02143), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .