Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Oreichthys: Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335); andrewi: Named for Andrew Arunava Rao, not only because he collected this species, but also in appreciation of his enthusiasm and support to ichthyology around the world. A noun in the masculine genitive singular.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: River Dibru in Assam, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95042)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7. Differs all other speces of Oreichthys by having the following characters:lateral line complete; 30+1 scales in the lateral line series; ½4/1/2½ scales in the transverse row; nine predorsal scales; and bright yellow pelvic fins (Ref. 95042).
Occurs mainly in open water with silt as the substrate and with little or no aquatic vegetation (Ref. 95042).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Knight, J.D.M., 2014. Oreichthys andrewi (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) a new species from Assam, Northeastern India. J. Threat. Taxa 6(1):5357-5361. (Ref. 95042)
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
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01047 (0.00491 - 0.02235), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .