Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | 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.; erythromycter: Derived from the Greek erythros (red), and mykter (nose), in reference to the red snout in males. More on author: Kullander.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Myanmar in most of the smaller water bodies near Myitkyina and in Lake Indawgyi.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75627)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Belongs to the Puntius conchoniusspecies group, similar to Puntius yuensis, Puntius ornatus, and Puntius nankyweensis by having dark band encircling caudal peduncle well posterior to base of anal fin, the absence of humeral mark, and in
Puntius nankyweensis, 10 (rarely 11) circumpeduncular scales. Differs from
Puntius nankyweensis by the absence of barbels (vs. presence of maxillary barbels),
transverse scale count ½4/1/3½ (vs. ½3/1/4½), scales in lateral row 18-20 (vs. 20-23), lateral scale row running curved (vs. straight) from head to caudal fin, caudal peduncle blotch positioned on scales 16-17 or 16-18 (vs. 18-20 or 19-20), and longer anal fin (17.1-22.0 vs. 12.1-16.4 % of SL). Can be differentiated from Puntius yuensis by smaller size (largest known specimen 33.1 mm SL vs. 55 mm SL), fewer scales in lateral row (18-20 vs. 21-22), and caudal peduncle blotch on scales 16-17 or 16-18 (vs. 19-20); and from Puntius ornatus by smaller size (largest known specimen 33.1 mm SL vs. 42 mm SL), less scales in lateral row (18-20 vs. 21-22), deeper body (41.2-46.0 % SL vs. 35.9 -38.7 % SL), 10-11 vs. 12 circumpeduncular scales, and caudal peduncle blotch on scales 16-17 or 16-18 (vs. 18-19 or 19-20) (Ref. 75627).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pethiyagoda, R., M. Meegaskumbura and K. Maduwage, 2012. A synopsis of the South Asian fishes referred to Puntius (Pisces: Cyprinidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 23(1):69-95. (Ref. 91036)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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 (0.00577 - 0.04356), 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
): 2.8 ±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) .