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.; macrogramma: Named from the Greek makros (long), and gramme (line), in reference to the complete or almost complete lateral line, in constrast to most other members of the Puntius conchonius group, which have an abbreviated, short lateral line. 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: known only from streams near Myitkyina, Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75627)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Belongs to the Puntius conchonius group, distinguished by the combination of the following characters: barbels absent, lateral line complete or almost complete, a minute humeral mark present on and below lateral line scale 3, and transverse scale count ½4/1/4½ (vs. ½4/1/3½ or ½3/1/4½ in other species of Puntius conchonius group). This is similar to Puntius stoliczkanus, but humeral mark much smaller (Ref. 75627).
A ripe female specimen measuring 4.96 cm SL has eggs in single ovary, with egg size up to 0.6 mm in diameter (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. 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
): 2.6 ±0.1 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) .