Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Cyprinidae
(Minnows or carps) > Smiliogastrinae
Etymology: Pethia: Pethia is the generic vernacular name for small cyprinids in Sinhala.; thelys: From the Greek adjective thelys (feminine), in reference to the female dominance in the samples. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Myanmar in streams near Myitkyina and in Lake Indawgyi.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75627)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Belongs to the Puntius conchonius species group distinguished by the following combination of characters: absence of barbels, absence of humeral mark; presence of prominent dark blotch anteriorly on caudal peduncle, chiefly on scales 17-18 or 18-19 in lateral row; dorsal fin in males with two rows of dark blotches and dark margin, blotches anteriorly on fin most prominent; anal and pelvic fins immaculate; lateral line short, on 6-11 scales; scales in lateral row 20-23. Differs from similar species Puntius macrogramma, and Puntius stoliczkanus by having short lateral line (vs. complete or almost complete) and the absence of humeral mark; from Puntius conchonius by having larger caudal peduncle blotch and dark color of dorsal fin in two rows of spots crossing middle of fin (vs. forming a dark marginal blotch) (Ref. 75627).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kullander, S.O., 2008. Five new species of Puntius from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(1):59-84. (Ref. 75627)
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=0.01585 (0.00595 - 0.04220), b=2.94 (2.71 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.2 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) .