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Crossocheilus diplochilus  (Heckel, 1838)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Labeoninae
Etymology: Crossocheilus: Greek krossoi = tassel + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: widely distributed in the hill streams of the Indus drainage in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; extending also into Iranian Seistan and into the coastal drainage of Bahut Kalat in Pakistan (Ref. 33323).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.3 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102844)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Apparently prefers lakes and main river banks, and does not ascend cold-water tributaries. Primarily a lotic species feeding from epilithic growth.

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Reported to spawn from June to mid-July in vegetation in slow running streams, canals feeding paddy fields, and in shallow pools of water.

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Kullander, S.O., F. Fang, B. Delling and E. Åhlander, 1999. The fishes of the Kashmir Valley. p. 99-167 In L. Nyman (ed.) River Jhelum, Kashmir Valley: impacts on the aquatic environment. (Ref. 33323)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00381 - 0.01046), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.3   ±0.2 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .