Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Psilorhynchidae
Etymology: Psilorhynchus: Greek, psilos = hairless + Greek, rhyngchos = snout (Ref. 45335); robustus: From the Latin adjective robustus, meaning strong or robust, in allusion to the overall robust
appearance of this species.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75619)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 6. Psilorhynchus robustus is most similar to P. gracilis and P. balitora in overall body shape, meristics and colour pattern. It is distinguished from both species by the presence of a large dark blotch situated posterodorsally to opercle opening, extending along lateral-line scales 3–6 (vs. absence) and in having upper lip separated from the rostral cap by a shallow groove (vs. upper lip separated from rostral cap by a deep groove).
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Myanmar. Known from headwaters of the Ataran basin.
Conway, K.W. and M. Kottelat, 2007. A new species of Psilorhynchus (Teleostei: Psilorhynchidae) from the Ataran River Basin, Myanmar, with comments on the generic name Psilorhynchoides. Zootaxa 1663:47-57.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .