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Oreichthys andrewi  Knight, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps) > Barbinae
Etymology: Oreichthys: Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, ichthys = fish (Ref. 45335);  andrewi: Named for Andrew Arunava Rao, not only because he collected this species, but also in appreciation of his enthusiasm and support to ichthyology around the world. A noun in the masculine genitive singular.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: River Dibru in Assam, India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95042)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Anal soft rays: 7. Differs all other speces of Oreichthys by having the following characters:lateral line complete; 30+1 scales in the lateral line series; ½4/1/2½ scales in the transverse row; nine predorsal scales; and bright yellow pelvic fins (Ref. 95042).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs mainly in open water with silt as the substrate and with little or no aquatic vegetation (Ref. 95042).

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Knight, J.D.M., 2014. Oreichthys andrewi (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) a new species from Assam, Northeastern India. J. Threat. Taxa 6(1):5357-5361. (Ref. 95042)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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