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Pristolepis pentacantha  Plamoottil, 2014

Wayanad leaffish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Pristolepididae ()
Etymology: Pristolepis: Greek, pristis = saw + Greek, lepis = saw (Ref. 45335);  pentacantha: Name from the Greek words 'pente' for five and 'akantha' for thorns; referring to the five spines present in the anal fin of the new fish.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Asia: India.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.5 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 104746)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 15 - 16; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 11; Spine anali 5; Raggi anali molli: 7. This species is distinguished by the following characters: body roughly rectangular and strongly laterally compressed; body depth 2.4- 2.5 in SL; dorsal contour rising gradually from snout towards the dorsal front, convex along the dorsum and abruptly attenuated at the caudal base; head moderate, its length 2.8- 3.0 and depth 2.9-3.2 in SL, pointed towards the snout; mouth upturned, its width 3.4- 3.7 in HL, maxilla ending at vertical at the level of anterior margin of orbit; opercle with two spines posteriorly; preopercle angle serrated with 5-6 serrae; junction of inter and sub opercle slightly serrated; preorbital without any teeth; pectoral fin reaching 9th scale row downwards posteriorly through 3 scales and then reach 2-3 scales in front of caudal fin base (Ref. 104746).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Plamoottil, M., 2014. Pristolepis pentacantha, a new fish species (Perciformes: Pristolepidae) from Kerala, India. Int'l. J. Scientific Res. 3(5):552-554. (Ref. 104746)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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